Alstonville Preschool Director Narelle Walker, ANZ Lismore Branch Manager Justin Bednall and Preschool President Katherine Buckley. Photo:Contributed
Alstonville Preschool Director Narelle Walker, ANZ Lismore Branch Manager Justin Bednall and Preschool President Katherine Buckley. Photo:Contributed Photo:Contributed

Grant gets new computers for Alstonville Preschool

CHILDREN at the new Alstonville Community Preschool will have access to the latest in technology after the preschool received $5,545 in Lenovo IT equipment from the ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant program.

Justin Bednall of ANZ Lismore said through the bank’s Seeds of Renewal program ANZ looked for opportunities to partner with community groups that focus on helping to build thriving communities in regional Australia by advancing education and employment opportunities.

Mr Bednall said the three laptops and two tablets will help increase access to digital education for the preschool which is opening next year.

The program is funded by ANZ and independently administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

FRRR acting chief executive Natalie Egleton said ‘Fund-raising can be really challenging, so small grants, like those awarded through this program, are vital to ensure rural communities continue to grow.’

“The projects funded this year will help develop skills and capacity in regional areas, which is essential in the development of sustainable economies," she said.



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