Old computers – new use

March 30, 2015 by Talia Katz
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Melbourne’s Bialik College has donated 50 working computers, worth over $20,000 to Ardoch Youth Foundation, a charity that provides education support for children and young people in need.

David Micallef, Fiona Gordon, Nick Gabb, Zoe Fried and Carla Sher

David Micallef, Fiona Gordon, Nick Gabb, Zoe Fried and Carla Sher

The computers will be distributed to a school in Sunshine.

Bialik recently handed over the computer hardware to Ardoch representatives Rachel Morley and Nick Gabb. Ms Morley said, “The refurbished computers are a highly prized item that will greatly benefit the students and make a real difference to their quality of education.” She was very grateful for Bialik’s donation and hopes that other schools will consider donating to Ardoch.

Ardoch aims to overcome barriers to education by providing schools in need with working technology, stationery, lice kits, clothing and underwear, toiletries, text books, library books and other items. The organisation also coordinates community and corporate volunteer programs.

Bialik teachers have also given of their personal time to deliver training programs to the Ardoch volunteers, sharing valuable skills and tools honed through the partnership that Bialik has with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the College’s pioneering Cultures of Thinking approach.

Bialik’s Principal Jeremy Stowe-Lindner is in strong support of the relationship between Ardoch and the College. He states, “Bialik is thrilled to be partnering with Ardoch to support the wider community. Bialik staff have helped train Ardoch volunteers to deliver programs to students in need and our donation of computers furthers this relationship”.

 

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