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Sydney's South West gets a helping hand in ICT literacy from CA

  • 26 August, 2009 11:35

<p>Forty families from Miller in South Western Sydney and its surrounds will today collect computers and software packages that have been supplied as part of The Smith Family’s Tech Packs Project in conjunction with software vendor, CA.</p>
<p>Partnering for its third year, The Smith Family and CA have made computers available to local low-income families for just $50. The packs include a fully refurbished Pentium IV computer and 12-months unlimited dial-up internet. The project aims to equip school students with the resources required to stay on top of their studies and contribute to the development of computer skills for the whole family.</p>
<p>Executive Director of The Smith Family, Gul Izmir, said The Smith Family is making it easier for local families to stay in touch in today’s digital world.</p>
<p>“The Tech Packs offer a great opportunity for parents who may not be able to afford a new computer to familiarise themselves with modern technology and for their children to be able to continue their digital school work at home,” said Ms Izmir.</p>
<p>Training in basic computer skills also forms part of the Tech Packs Project, with the last training session having taken place one week before the Tech Packs are taken home by their new owners.</p>
<p>Brenton Smith, Vice President &amp; Area Manager for CA in Australia and New Zealand, said the initiative reflected the type of community involvement CA is committed to worldwide.</p>
<p>“Locally, CA is committed to the education sector across Australia and now in our third year working with The Smith Family, we were naturally keen to get involved to help more Australian children gain the educational benefits of a home PC and internet access.”</p>
<p>“It has always been CA’s mantra is to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work. Our worldwide focus is to further improve education by providing technology for young people.”
The Smith Family is a national, independent non-profit organisation committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning.</p>
<p>Collection Details:
Date: Wednesday 26th August
Time: 12pm and 1.30pm
Location: Macarthur Community College (Willan Drive, Cartwright)</p>
<p>About CA
CA (NASDAQ: CA), the world's leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA's Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT, empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit www.ca.com.</p>

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