New IT kit helps jobseekers & school children

Release Date: 10-Apr-2013
Children and adults in the Chickenley area have a new resource to help them get ahead.

KNH has provided IT equipment for the job seekers and homework clubs currently being run at Chickenley Community Centre.

As well as enabling people to look for training and work opportunities more easily, it will also help children do homework projects and the wider community will benefit from being able to keep in touch with family and friends and access local information and services.

The local tenants and residents association, along with KNH and Kirklees College, will also help residents learn the basics of using a computer and browsing the internet.

Paul Buckley, KNH’s Director of Operations, said: “Internet access is increasingly a necessity, not a luxury, but the majority of our tenants don’t have access to a computer and have never used one.

“This puts them at a particular disadvantage, as they may be missing out on important information and are probably paying more for goods and services. It’s a particular issue for school children, as they are often expected to use the internet for homework projects. We therefore want to do all we can to support our tenants to use this technology.”

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