Forty families from Miller in South Western Sydney and its surrounds will 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. 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.
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. Brenton Smith, Vice President & Area Manager for CA in Australia and New Zealand, said the initiative reflected the type of community involvement CA is committed to worldwide. The Smith Family is a national, independent non-profit organisation committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning.