Grant for much needed com­put­ers

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

Whaka­maru School is ben­e­fit­ing from the Trans­power Com­mu­ni­ty­Care Fund af­ter be­ing ap­proved for a $30,000 grant.

Prin­ci­pal Jill McArthur ap­pre­ci­ates be­ing ap­proved for the full amount they sought.

‘‘We ap­plied for a grant with Trans­power be­cause they do­nate to the com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by trans­mis­sions lines.’’

Ms McArthur was no­ti­fied two weeks ago af­ter ap­ply­ing for the grant in June.

‘‘We ap­plied for 20 new com­put­ers so we will be able to have five in each class­room,’’ she said.

‘‘It will be ex­cel­lent be­cause we can get the lat­est soft­ware as well.

‘‘We ap­pre­ci­ate be­ing granted the full amount be­cause it en­ables us to buy the new technology by the end of the year.

‘‘Many stu­dents do not have com­put­ers at home so to sup­port their learn­ing it is im­por­tant to us that they have qual­ity com­put­ers to use at school.’’

The Trans­power Com­mu­nity- Care Fund helps com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by Trans­power as­sets and projects by in­vest­ing in projects that ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity.

The Com­mu­ni­ty­Care Fund makes one-off grants for projects in com­mu­ni­ties sit­u­ated along the na­tional grid.

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