Edmonton, Alberta, April 20th, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Servus Credit Union has selected Alberta Computers for Schools (ACFS) as a secure and long-term solution for their end-of-cycle technological needs.
According to Kari Cope, Executive Director of Alberta Computers for Schools, the support of Servus Credit Union is greatly appreciated. She explains that “by donating to ACFS, Servus Credit Union is contributing to the program’s goal of providing at-risk Canadians with the tools and opportunities necessary to participate in the digital economy.”
The program refurbishes and distributes donated computers to schools, non-profit organisations, and Indigenous communities.
“Technology donations are another way Servus Credit Union is helping Albertans improve their financial health and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Ian Burns, the credit union’s president and CEO. The health of our communities is jeopardized when people do not have access to modern technology, and this affects both their academic and professional lives. We encourage all businesses to think about sustainability and donate their end-of-cycle technology to organisations like Alberta Computers for Schools. “
Additionally, the support of Servus will allow us to provide affordable technology access, employment opportunities for youth, and enhanced digital skills in communities across Alberta,” stated Ms. Cope.
Youth employment is an area where the programme has a lesser-known positive impact, but it has a significant impact. Over the years, ACFS has had the opportunity to positively impact the lives of hundreds of young people by offering them paid internships that allow them to gain practical work experience.