Vulnerable Doncaster students use new tablets to learn sign language

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Students at Communication Specialist College Doncaster have been given a learning boost thanks to a donation from the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (DMTFYP).

The grant, of just under £6,000 from DMTFYP, has been used to buy a number of android tablets, which the students will use as part of their British Sign Language (BSL) classes.

Stacey Betts, deputy head of Communication Specialist College Doncaster said: “We are thrilled to have been given this grant to help our students with their studies.

“The tablets will enable them to access online help and support for their BSL courses and enable them to have the most up to date technology in this area.

“The college is part of Doncaster Deaf Trust, which is a registered charity and we rely on donations like this to make a real difference to our students.”

DMTFYP is dedicated to helping disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and children. The priority is to make a difference through targeted grant support, helping local and regional community groups and charities across Europe to deliver projects which improve access to opportunities and improve well-being. Across the grant making processes, the charity prefers to fund projects which provide and facilitate access to education; provide tools and opportunities through equipment, facilities and training; and relieve suffering, improve treatment, care and wellbeing.

Simon Sheehan, Director of DMTFYP, said “The Foundation is delighted to support the fantastic work of Communication Specialist College Doncaster. Assisting young people to gain access to education is one of the key aims of the Foundation so we are proud to supply the college with tablets, which will support their BSL study.”

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