Services provided by the Roebourne Police and Community Youth Centre have received a major boost following a donation recently of laptop and desktop computer systems by CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM).

The new computers are expected give young community members the ability to engage in online education programs. The computers will also provide significant benefits to staff working at the Centre.

The donation was made possible by CPM’s Heritage and Indigenous Affairs and Information Services team as part of the Company’s regular community engagement programs.

Principal Heritage and Indigenous Affairs Advisor Damien Piro said the idea came from conversations with the PCYC about the programs they run for children in Roebourne.

“The PCYC give youth support to the community, focusing on health, education and safety,” Damien said.

“These computers will assist the staff to stay technologically relevant and provide up-to-date educational programs and engagement for the youth in this community.

“The staff do a wonderful job and continue to strive toward the goal of raising school attendance and self-esteem among the youth in our community. We are delighted to do our bit to try to help this excellent program.”