The digital scheme called Access Juniors aims to help parents with home schooling and encourage children to support charities.
Charity software provider The Access Group has launched an online educational initiative to support parents juggling home working and schooling.
Access Juniors was initially created for the firm’s own staff working from home and has been opened up for all parents, including those working for charities at home.
This includes an incentive for children to submit pictures of their work to earn virtual badges and certificates.
Children are also encouraged to learn sign language, which includes learning about The Access Group’s chosen charity for 2020, the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Spread the Smiles campaign
Another aspect is its Spread the Smiles campaign, where children are encouraged to produce rainbow pictures and write letters and postcards for care homes and charities. Those who would like to receive children’s pictures and letters are invited to fill out this online form.
Among the first charities to receive pictures is Charnwood Community Action Hub.
“It’s the little things that make the big difference right now,” said the Hub representative Karen Frostick .
“Our Community Hub is based in the centre of town and is supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
“The pictures from Access Juniors have really helped to brighten up our centre and spread some cheer to everyone who comes into or passes the hub.”
So far more than 250 children have accessed the initiative.
Claire Scott, Access Group Chief People Officer, said: “The inspiration for launching Access Juniors came from an employee on my team, Sue Evans, after speaking with parents about their struggles to keep their children entertained whilst they were working.
“Supporting our team in any way we can has never been more important and it’s great we’re now able to expand this wonderful resource to a bigger audience.”