Computer donation to help Roebourne youth switch on

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
CITIC Pacific Mining heritage and indigenous affairs adviser Paul Overman and Roebourne PCYC centre manager Samantha Cornthwaite.
Camera IconCITIC Pacific Mining heritage and indigenous affairs adviser Paul Overman and Roebourne PCYC centre manager Samantha Cornthwaite. Credit: CITIC Pacific Mining

Young people in Roebourne will have easier access to online education systems after the donation of laptop and desktop computers by CITIC Pacific Mining to the PCYC.

PCYC centre manager Samantha Cornthwaite said the new computers would be used for their Safe Space Program.

“This donation will allow our young people to use technology for research, homework and fun in a supervised setting,” she said.

“We will be able to teach them how to use the equipment safely and educate them on the dangers and risk that come from being online.”

The donation was made possible by CPM’s heritage and indigenous affairs and information services teams as part of the company’s community engagement programs.

Heritage and indigenous affairs adviser Damien Piro said the idea came from conversations with the PCYC about the programs they run for children in Roebourne.

“The PCYC give youth support to the community, focusing on health, education and safety,” he said. “These computers will assist staff to stay technologically relevant and provide educational programs and engagement for the youth in this community.”

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