MP visits charity helping jobless youngsters

February 15, 2012 3:00 PM

Julian HuppertMP Julian Huppert is visiting a Cambridge charity which helps train unemployed young people and provides a safe working environment for volunteers with learning difficulties today.

Reboot based in Waterbeach, takes waste computer equipment from industry, businesses and individuals and recycles and refurbishes it.

In partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, the charity set up a training programme and 24 young people have been taught to strip down a computer, recognise working components and build a computer from recycled parts.

Fifteen of these students were offered employment with the charity and Reboot received an award from JobCentre Plus.

Reboot has also assisted over 600 charities in the east of England with ICT support.

Julian said: "Reboot has shown how one enterprise can make a real difference to the lives of so many people and help so many different organisations.

"By taking unwanted computer equipment and recycling it, Reboot has managed to offer training for young people, a safe workplace for its volunteers and help other charities at the same time.

"I am delighted its work has been recognised with an award and I am looking forward to finding out more Reboot and meeting some of the people."

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