CWS Foundation takes to the hills to support new initiative for children
ADDER Computer Services is another charitable organization to recently benefit from assistance from the Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation. In a short ceremony on January 16th, 2007, Mr. David Deltel, Manager Marketing Communications at Cable & Wireless, donated a set of used computers on behalf of the Foundation to Mr. Antoine Barbé and Mr. Criff Pharabeau at their ADDER Computer Services studio. ADDER Computer Services is a small community based project aimed at helping children, who ordinarily would not have access to a computer, basic computer skills. Registered under the Home Industry Programme, supported by SEnPA (Small Enterprise Promotion Agency), old computers are collected from various private and public organizations and recycled at the ADDER Computer Services studio in the Beaudamier Village hills of Anse Aux Pins. Once the computers are up to standard, they are used to teach children ranging from 4 to 12 years basic computer skills and eventually donated to them to ensure continuity in their learning. The project aims to benefit the community in different ways including: Increasing computer literacy amongst the community Keeping children off the streets Reducing the number of computers dumped in the environment "This project is really about reaching out to the community and bringing computer learning closer to these children’s homes. The Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation is extremely proud to be associated with such a pioneering venture", said Mr. Deltel. Working under the slogan ‘A helping hand for a stronger community’ the CWS Foundation is committed towards supporting the local communities and being responsive to their needs and is continuously looking at areas where it can provide assistance.