Online connectivity boost for Worcestershire youngsters in need thanks to laptop donation - The Bromsgrove Standard

Online connectivity boost for Worcestershire youngsters in need thanks to laptop donation

Bromsgrove Editorial 12th Feb, 2024   0

A WORCESTERSHIRE youth charity has benefited from a vital donation of laptops to help the youngsters it cares for with job applications, e-learning courses and further support.

Young Solutions, based in Droitwich, has received 30 laptops donated by local building contractor – Speller Metcalfe – to help the charity in their support of young people across the county.

The charity have 80 volunteer sector members, all of whom provide youth activities and training employment opportunities for 11-25 year olds. The initiative is backed by Worcestershire County Council.

Pete Sugg, chief officer of Young Solutions said, “Young Solutions is delighted to accept the kind donation from Speller Metcalfe.

“The laptops will be distributed to our members for use within their youth activities.

“In addition the Young Solutions Youth Employment programme will be able to utilise the laptops to enable young people to write CV’s, job applications etc.

“We look forward to reporting back on the value this donation will bring to our members and developing further projects and Social value partnerships with Speller Metcalfe and Worcestershire County Council.”

Over 25,000 young people are supported by the Charity’s member organisations which focus on providing advice, training, youth clubs, community groups and other organisations with the well-being of children and young people at their core.

Speller Metcalfe’s social value lead, Kate Moore, said: “We’re really pleased to be supporting such a great local charity.

“After speaking to the Young Solutions team, we know how much of an impact these laptops will have on young people’s ability to access work and training opportunities. It’s a partnership we hope to continue.”

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