Commonwealth bank donation buys iPads, laptops for youth education

Upper Murray Family Care chief executive Luke Rumbold and Wodonga Commonwealth Bank branch manager Paul Barton after the bank donated $10,000 to help educate children. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Upper Murray Family Care chief executive Luke Rumbold and Wodonga Commonwealth Bank branch manager Paul Barton after the bank donated $10,000 to help educate children. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

STUDENTS will soon have access to new education devices after a donation from the Commonwealth Bank.

Upper Murray Family Care received $10,000 from the bank, which will be used to buy iPads and laptops for 20 needy youths.

“Education is the real ticket to life’s success,” Upper Murray Family Care chief executive Luke Rumbold said.

“When we think of people who manage to do well, generally speaking they’ve had a good education behind them which has opened doors.

“One of the ways to correct social disadvantage is to equal out acc-ess to education.

“It benefits the whole community, not just the young person.”

Mr Rumbold said the devices would assist the students with their schooling.

Commonwealth Bank Wodonga branch manager Paul Barton said the donation had come from staff, with the bank matching their funds dollar-for-dollar.

“We’re just happy we can get involved,” he said.

“It’s a step up in their schooling that they might not have otherwise.”

Mr Rumbold said the bank regularly supported the community.

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