Full and very busy — a perfect match for our remarkable volunteer team.
Despite life-threatening weather, we had another full house (25 – 30 people) as usual.
Volunteer Tom and project lead Sallie were inconvenienced by weather side-effects. Here’s the ICT Room consolation video …
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The Meeting Room consolation messages were even more effusive.
Whitmore Community Centre has upgraded the Internet connection. It’s faster and supports more devices. Thirty people using it, no problems that we noticed, but plenty of life-affirming personal successes.
The 50+ drop-in has expanded into the ICT Room at Whitmore Community Centre. The desktop computers are new — installed yesterday — and an Internet service upgrade will follow soon. So the project is using two spaces at WCC. Both were full today.
Special thanks to volunteers Alice from Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Jacqueline from Financial Conduct Authority and James from Mace Group, all via Benefacto – and our regular volunteers Derek, Michael and Tom.
We thought the session would be quieter than usual because a clashing event had drawn away some of our regulars. But we were almost overwhelmed by the number of people who did turn up. We can’t claim it was the highest attendance yet because we lost count after 30. Next week we will expand into the community centre’s newly refurbished IT Room — with new desktops for 8 people and space for up to 4 other users and volunteers.
Today’s hero is Wadley — learning IT and sharing what he already knows a lot about. Wadley is a genius in the kitchen — fed everybody with his own Saltfish-&-Ackee recipe (plus yellow yam, plantain, and dasheen).
Finally got the kitchen-and-food program started. So the kitchen space was almost as busy as the IT space – where more than 20 people got help and support with their own devices (phone, tablets, laptops) and ours.