Care Link West Midlands (CLWM) support Central African refugees living in the West Midlands. CLWM wanted to create the Befriending Internet Café club for older ladies in the community who were looking to gain basic computer skills and improve their spoken English.
The Prime Foundation awarded this project funding to purchase laptops, software and training to support this programme. After only a few months the café has proved a success, with it’s ten patrons able to complete tasks like shopping, emailing and banking online all while having a place to come together and make friends.
Funding was generated through Prime’s work delivering a 400-space multi-storey car park at Sandwell Hospital in West Bromwich and a 550-space car park at City Hospital in Birmingham.
Click here to find out more about Care Link West Midlands and the work they do for their community.
“Before joining the Befriending Internet Coffee Club at Care Link West midlands, I was very lonely and cut off from the rest of the world. My place was pretty boring, I didn’t know a lot about computer and internet… I can now share photos using emails, book holiday using internet, shop online, do my online banking, get news, socialise, etc…Since joining the club I have made lots of friends and I feel happier”
Pascaline, 67, Student of the Befriending Internet Café