Donation of laptops to Stevenage charity helps boost job skills for young deaf adults
PUBLISHED: 08:30 28 June 2019
Young deaf adults have been given a boost when it comes to learning job skills, thanks to a donation of laptops.
The Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and Young Adults, based in Stevenage's The Hyde, empowers people up to the age of 25 who have a hearing impairment.
Care Vending Services in Stevenage has donated four laptops to the charity's Job Skills Club as part of its corporate social responsiblity programme.
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Managing director, Daniel Turner, said: "We wanted to support a small charity and help local children. I hadn't realised how limiting deaf children's lives can be, living in silence."
Phoenix's chief executive, Jane Shann, said: "We have benefitted enormously from their generosity."
One Phoenix member said: "This is brilliant! Now we can improve our skills more easily, which will help us find jobs."
Video clips to promote deaf awareness will also be added to vending machines.