The Egmont Foundation supports laptops to children placed in care.
Earlier it was often a problem for Licea to do her homework. For at the group home Ungecenter Porten in Hvidovre where Licea lives there are not enough computers for everyone. Sometimes up to six or seven children have to share one computer – and that means struggle for the right to use it.
But from now on, Licea can do her homework whenever she wants to. The Children's IT-Foundation, which is supported by the Egmont Foundation, has donated a laptop for Licea. And therefore, Licea now has much better opportunity to do well in school.
"It means a lot to me having my own computer. We use it all the time at school. Also, I can use it for making music – I sing a lot," Licea says. She is 18 years old and attends production school.
The Children's IT-Foundation has donated around 2000 laptops since 2011. The support from the Egmont Foundation helps paying four in ten of the donated laptops. Henriette Christensen, Managing Director of the Egmont Foundation's Support and Grant Administration, emphasizes that the laptops strengthen the ability for children placed in care to develop on equal terms with other children and young people. And in the long run strengthen their ability to complete an upper secondary education.
"We are very pleased to help Licea – and a lot of others children and young people – with a laptop. A laptop is a window to the world – both personally and professionally. A laptop is pivotal when it comes to completing an education, and this is why we see the laptop as an investment in young people's future," Henriette Christiansen says.