Lenovo set to support life skills and education for young & vulnerable people

Lenovo has pledged to provide $100,000 of resources and computer equipment to a variety of education projects in France, Israel, Romania and UK. Together Lenovo and United Way will support children as well as young and vulnerable people develop the life skills that will help them succeed.

“By teaming up with United Way as well as employers and education we hope to make technology accessible to those children, families and individuals who may not have had the chance to experience it before and ensure improved access to education for them,” said Aymar de Lencquesaing, president, Lenovo EMEA and senior vice president of Lenovo.

“At Lenovo we are consistently working to improve not only our performance and the quality of our products, but also how we conduct our business, how we treat our people and the various communities we serve. The United Way activities we are supporting are just one of the ways we are honouring our commitment to corporate citizenship and ensuring a better future for the global communities in which we live and operate.”

Established more than 125 years ago, United Way creates opportunities for communities around the world by improving education, financial stability and health. In today’s technology reliant workforce, access and opportunities to use technology are critical to improving future chances.

“United Way is proud to have Lenovo as a valued technology partner,” said Benedicte de Saint-Pierre, vice president, Europe & Middle East, United Way Worldwide. “This collaboration will foster safer, healthier communities with a skilled workforce that contributes to the local economies and a younger generation that’s educated and equipped for the opportunities of tomorrow.”

The programs in the UK provide technology for workshops aimed at children, parents and people in need that will promote literacy, boost self-esteem and confidence.