Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Laptops Donated To Aid Distance Education

Seven laptops were donated to YIRS One Stop Youth Shop earlier this week courtesy of CQUniversity Mackay.

The pre-used laptops, all approximately 12 months old, will be utilised by students currently enrolled at Charters Towers School of Distance Education.

“At the moment, the students are rotating on a roster because we didn’t have enough laptops,” said YIRS Service Manager Deanne Chapman.

“The generous offer of these laptops is going to make a big difference.

There are currently 30 students studying in the program.

“Now everyone gets a laptop,” Ms Chapman said.

“It makes their workload easier and submitting their work a lot simpler.”

CQUniversity Mackay Campus Coordinator Leanne Williams said it’s important that no student misses out.

“Supporting students from our local community who don’t have access to laptops is really important for the university,” she said.

“Being part of the solutions to our students and giving that back, it really makes me feel fantastic about working for an organisation that does care about our students and also cares about what their learning journey’s going to be.”

Ms Chapman shared her appreciation upon receiving the laptops.

“It’s really great to have people in our community that are continually giving to our future,” she said.

YIRS Service Manager Deanne Chapman, CQUniversity Mackay Campus Coordinator Leanne Williams and YIRS Chair Rob Kidd. Photo credit: Sam Gillespie

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