Avanade has donated laptops to ACT charity, Koomarri, as part of efforts to develop a mobile training program for its staff.
Koomarri helps disabled people find employment and participate more actively in the community. The organisation runs 13 offices across Canberra. The machines will be used by staff for typing testers, spelling and mathematics. "In many cases Koomarri has only one or two computers available and these are usually being occupied by administrative staff," CEO, Margaret Spalding, said. "The laptops will be used as roving training devices for employees... and ensure our clients have access to technology."
The Microsoft integrator's managing director, Trevor Harper, said Koomarri was an enduring force for helping people. "This time last year they had a real tragedy with the burning down of their new building. We resolved to help," he said.