“We view technology as a human right”, says Bradford Based Tech Company.  

Bradford based tech company stressed the importance of technology in society today, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers.  

The news follows the High Court ruling that the Home Office operated an unlawful blanket policy to seize almost 2,000 mobile phones from asylum seekers arriving in the UK. 

Solidaritech recycle technology for asylum seekers and refugees, many of whom are digitally excluded.  

Erin Carney (2130722) Rami Amin, IT Technician: Solidaritech Head Office.

Ben McKenna, Chief Executive of Solidaritech, expressed the importance of technology for asylum seekers and explained the role of Solidaritech in the local community.  

He said: “We get to give to people who haven’t had a laptop or mobile for a while, or who have had it confiscated.  

“We help people talk to their families back in their home country, as some people haven’t even seen their children for a long time.”  

Since 2014, almost 3,000 refugees have been settled in and around Yorkshire.  

Yet, with more and more government services moving online, the need for tech is greater than ever. 

Ben McKenna, Chief Executive of Solidaritech, expressed the importance of technology for asylum seekers and explained the role of Solidaritech in the local community.  

Solidaritech also help people convert qualifications to British standards, start businesses, learn English and track down their family across the world. 

Since opening, the company has had more than 2,000 machines donated and have gifted over 900 machines to various beneficiaries.   

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