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CV-Library funds new computer lab at Gandys Kids Campus in Sri Lanka

Leading job board provides over 200 children with access to IT equipment

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CV-Library.co.uk

The UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, is delighted to announce that it is funding the launch of a brand new computer lab at The Gandys Kids Campus in Sri Lanka, to help provide over 200 children with essential training and education.

CV-Library has donated £3,100 to the campus, a non-profit education centre that provides high quality welfare and education to under privileged children aged 4-16 years old in Sri Lanka. The centre was built by the Gandys Foundation in memory of the 230,000 victims that sadly died in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, alongside the parents of Gandy’s founders, Rob and Paul Forkan.

Rob Forkan was one of CV-Library's first employees and him and his brother Paul have worked closely with the company's founder and CEO, Lee Biggins, for many years. CV-Library is delighted to be able to help the children to fulfil their dreams, achieve academic success and gain employment in the future.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: We’re really excited about supporting the launch of this brand new computer lab at the Kids Campus in Sri Lanka. Being an online business, it’s easy to forget how fortunate we are and take for granted the opportunities we have in our country. Some of these children may never have even seen a computer before and the contribution will help these young people to learn vital skills that will help them to further their education and future employment prospects.

"I've known Rob for many years, having employed him after the tsunami and helping him build his career and set up his own business. I joined Rob and Paul at the Kids Campus over Christmas two years ago and it was a humbling experience. It's fantastic to see that the centre is growing and helping more children to achieve their goals and expand their horizons."

The new computer lab, named ‘Barney’s Computer Lab’ after CV-Library’s infamous blue mascot, Barney the Owl, consists of seven workstations and two printers with internet connection. The donation from CV-Library has covered the entire cost of setting up the lab, including computers, a projector, headsets, software, WiFi, wiring and installation, desks, chairs and so on.

Mama Tina, another co-founder and manager of the Kids Campus said:Access to computers in this region is severely limited for children from poorer backgrounds, leaving them at a significant disadvantage. Our kids have been waiting for this great opportunity to learn computer technology and we are now able to make this dream a reality.

“The Computer Lab, powered by CV-Library, will provide a life-changing experience for these students to transform their education and future in the fun, happy and supportive environment that is the Gandys Kids Campus. I felt so happy when Lee offered to support our long awaited Computer Lab – it really is the jewel in the crown of the centre.”

Rob Forkan, Founder of Gandys, adds: “CV-Library has always been a huge part of my life and those that read our book “Tsunami kids”  will know that he was a mentor of mine for many years, giving me the confidence and inspiration to start my own brand.

“The success of Gandys just shows you that anything is possible. To go from an idea in a bedroom, to our own flagship store in Covent Garden and most importantly, being able to build Kids Campuses around the world is fantastic. We also know the importance of the web and computers in this day and age so this will really help the children with their futures.”

The team at Gandys have a goal to build a children's home in every continent. Along with their campus in Sri Lanka, they also have one in Malawi and two more on the way this year.