On Wednesday, October 17, The Salvation Army, Western University and a London family, teamed up for the kick-off of Project Comp-U-Give. The idea of Londoner Colin Toth, Project Comp-U-Give facilitates the teaching of basic computer skills to families, and then provides them with a recently refurbished computer. The computers, fully loaded with the basic programs required, have been generously provided by Western University.
For this initial session six families registered with The Salvation Army through the London Village. Toth, a former IT technician, guided those in attendance through a tutorial of the work he and his family had completed on the computers, as well as some useful information to ensure they were comfortable with basic operations.
Computers are an important part of today’s society. Children need them to do homework, young adults need them for post-secondary studies, families need them to access resources in their community. They are used to pay bills, check bus schedules, look for jobs, apply for jobs, look for housing, register for camps, and so much more. They are an invaluable tool and Project Comp-U-Give wants to make sure every household in the community has one available to them.
It is hoped this will be the first of many more sessions of Project Comp-U-Give.