A donation of £10,000 has been made to Amersham & Wycombe College for IT equipment to help students with Special Educational Needs.
The donation was made by The Madge Trust. Richard McKeen, who is Chairman of the Trust, was a recent College visitor and saw how the equipment is being used and the positive effect it is having on student learning.
Richard said: ‘I am thrilled to see the funds used in order to enable students facing physical difficulties a better opportunity in their education. The staff are very dedicated and I wish them well for the future.‘
Amersham & Wycombe College has a growing number of learners with learning difficulties or disabilities and it is increasingly important that students develop the skills to use technology in their daily lives as well as for employment purposes.
The donation by the Madge Trust was in addition to the college’s own IT investment programme. The money will be used to provide learners with height adjustable desks, large keyboards and screens, voice recognition equipment and ipads to maximise accessibility to learners and to help make the new IT suites fully inclusive.
‘The equipment is to support learners who may not feel confident enough to access our Learning Resource Centre, and for those who do but need adapted equipment such as larger screens for instance. We are extremely grateful to The Madge Trust in selecting the College for the donation, it’s very much appreciated and is already making a difference to our learners.‘ said Jo Walden, Head of Student Services at Amersham & Wycombe College.