Young people at the New WAVES youth hub will soon be able to access online training, library resources and job opportunities thanks to computers donated by Powerco.
The New Plymouth facility recently reopened at its site on Powderham Street. To help out, Powerco donated 22 computers and four laptops.
Taranaki Youth Health Trust Board Chair Garth Clarricoats said the equipment would be predominately used by the youngsters themselves rather than staff.
“They’ll be able to interact with the rest of the world through social media in a safe environment and a very youth friendly space. They can also look for jobs and access education opportunities on the web. This will do a great deal to help fulfil our vision of happy, healthy young people engaged positively in the community.”
He and the team at New WAVES thanked Powerco for supplying the equipment, which meant money saved from buying new computers could go towards supporting young people and their families in other ways.
“It’s fantastic to work with a locally-based company,” Mr. Clarricoats said. “Powerco has a long history of employment and active involvement in our community and their support means a great deal to us”
Powerco Corporate Affairs Manager Neil Holdom said the company wanted to support New WAVES because of the good work it would be doing for the young people of Taranaki.
“We wish New WAVES all the best, and are happy we could help in this way.”