April 17, 2024

This is IT: Charity Event

At the end of Term 1, we were asked to host an event for This is IT,  a charity that we have worked closely with for the last few years.

Access to laptops seems to be so commonplace that it is easy to forget that some young people in our community do not have their own laptop; the impact of this can be profound, with those students being unable to access computer based resources outside of school hours. When Andrew Simmons, Chief Executive Officer with the Southeast Local Learning and Employment Network (SLLEN) and part of the This Is IT charity organisation asked for our support in hosting this event, we jumped at the chance as so far, we have received over 40 laptops for some of our most financially vulnerable students.

The This is IT initiative has successfully expanded into the Bayside and Peninsula regions, with a move into Frankston planned later on in the year.

Our event brought together our own Mordialloc College Student Council as hosts and they warmly welcomed Andrew Simmons, Tyrone Landsman, Simon Whitely  and Nadia Conn (This Is IT), Jenna Davey-Burns (City of Kingston Mayor), Peter Bean (City of Kingston CEO), Jordan Perdevski (City of Kingston IT), Tim Richardson, (MP Mordialloc) and Paul Newson (Principal, Oakwood School)

If you would like to know more about this initiative, or have laptops that you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please contact Andrew Simmons, CEO at South-East LLEN and co-founder at This Is IT via email on asimmons@sellen.org.au.