The Big Issue Foundation’s charity stream challenge, Side Quest, is here!
The Big Issue Foundation is excited to be launching our very first streaming challenge, Side Quest, on Tiltify.
The pandemic has forever changed the way we live, with parts of our lives moving online and becoming virtual – including events. Naturally, streaming surged in popularity all over the world.
Streaming is when someone broadcasts a live video online of them doing an activity such as gaming, cooking, creating art, or performing a challenge. This is the same for a charity stream, but everyone who tunes in to watch the livestream is encouraged to donate money towards the cause the streamer is fundraising for.
Side Quest, which is part of our Digital Literacy initiative, will bring awareness to the growing digital divide and its connections to poverty and inequality. As the world moves online, digital literacy can be the difference between affording daily living costs and being trapped in poverty. We want to ensure everyone can benefit from the internet and technology, regardless of their background or income.
By signing up for Side Quest, streamers will be raising funds to ensure that every Big Issue vendor gets the support they need to have access to and gain the skills to use a smartphone, a computer, and the internet.