A youth club in South Kirkby has been given an IT boost, having recently received two computers courtesy of WDH.
The refurbished PCs will be used by children and young people at the South Kirkby Youth Club Association, providing many with access to equipment they don’t have at home. Having upgraded their computers last year, WDH has been donating the ones it no longer uses to community groups across the Wakefield district - with previous recipients including a community centre in Lupset and a work club also in South Kirkby.
Jane Gwilliam, a WDH Tenant Involvement Officer, helped organise the donation after working with the youth club to identify funding opportunities.
She said: “Instead of discarding our old computers this initiative ensures that they will continue to be used by young people in the local community. The PCs will improve access for many and can help build key skills they’ll need at school.”
Becky Cartwright, Manager of the South Kirkby Youth Club Association, said: “Whenever we’re open the computers are always being used. Without them some of the children who attend wouldn’t be able to do research or access the internet, so they’re clearly very important.”