In March and April 2020, the CTG Circular warehouse in Mechelen received two visitors in context of the Digital for Youth initiative, for which our team prepared around 12.000 laptops for vulnerable youth in Belgium.
The first visitor was Minister of Education, Animal welfare and Sport, Ben Weyts. The second visitor was Elisabeth Meuleman, a member of parliament. Both were given a tour through our warehouse and could experience our way of working. They could see how the computers and laptops were brought in, wiped of all their data, repaired when needed and thoroughly cleaned to make them ready to be used again by students all over Belgium.
Over the course of just a few weeks, CTG Circular prepared and handled close to 12000 laptops for Digital for Youth, the initiative that wants to support vulnerable youth in Belgium by giving them access to ICT material. Especially in times of COVID-19, where all classes were taught online, many students who do not have a computer at home are at a disadvantage and in peril of developing a learning gap, compared to peers who do have a laptop at home to make their homework.