31 March 2017

Skyscanner donates laptops to help young people fly

Venture Scotland are thrilled to have received a donation of laptops from the Edinburgh office of online travel search company Skyscanner. A generous donation of 10 laptops will be used in our Edinburgh and Glasgow centres by staff, volunteers and young people participating in our Journey programme.

Lisa Holder from Venture Scotland commented “We aim to help around 140 young people each year into positive destinations such as employment, further education or volunteering and the additional laptops means we will have the resources to help them with their CVs and searching for opportunities. Our thanks go to all at Skyscanner for making this possible”.

The Journey is a personal development programme for young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult problems. This includes some of Scotland’s most marginalised young people who need a very long-term approach to overcome the considerable and multiple challenges they face. These range from a history of abuse, drug and/or alcohol misuse and mental health problems, to long term unemployment, chronically low motivation and self-esteem. Over the course of 12 months we aim to build the confidence and skills of young people and empower each individual we work with to make positive and lasting changes in their lives. We can only do this with support from volunteers, funders and organisations in our local community.

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