Online learning for young Gypsy/Travellers during lockdown

Organisation: Article 12 in Scotland

Location: Stirling, Scotland

Article 12 in Scotland works with young Gypsy/Travellers from across Scotland to increase their capacity and social capital.  A crucial element of this work is developing core skills and improving health and wellbeing.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, many of the Gypsy/Traveller families with whom Article 12 in Scotland work have had to move online for school and to access advice and support. For those who have access to devices and the internet, the move has been fairly seamless. However, there remains a number of families who have neither devices nor internet access and who without such provision are unable to participate.

With Roadside Futures funding, Article 12 in Scotland provided 10 families with Chromebooks and data sims, enabling online learning for young Gypsy/Travellers living roadside or on halting sites. This enabled young people to continue their core skills learning and qualifications, as well as other learning and development opportunities, and their parents and carers to access important support and services when moving.


Thanks for the Chromebook. I didn’t know how to use it at first but now I do it’s easy and I really like it. I like my lessons as they are one on one which is better than school. I like learning using these.