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The BRIC is providing computer equipment to disadvantaged students

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The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region has earmarked an exceptional budget to fund digital equipment for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

This emergency plan, the implementation of which was entrusted to the BRIC in partnership with perspective.brussels, made it possible to deploy batches of 13 Chromebook laptops in 53 mainstream secondary schools attended by an underprivileged demographic. Just in time, as from this Wednesday 28 October, secondary education courses will be taught entirely remotely!

More than ever before, the need for a switch to a more digital school is becoming apparent in the Brussels-Capital Region. As Minister Bernard Clerfayt points out, "The COVID-19 crisis is a trend accelerator. The strongest of them all: digital.  School material 2.0 no longer consists of the pencil, the grid-lined notebook and the eraser. Today, many of our students need computers to continue learning. Access to high-performance IT equipment therefore becomes a right that we must guarantee them."

In close collaboration with the BRIC, the Brussels-Capital Region will continue its policy of digitally equipping Brussels schools in 2021.