Grant for much needed computers
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.