Maternal and Family Health Services Donates Computers to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Luzerne County
MFHS recently donated computers and computer equipment to the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program of Luzerne County. The program, which is under the umbrella of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton, is designed to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors.
MFHS Information System Analyst Bernie Montigney put together nine complete systems that included a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse and printer. The computers were reformatted to their original condition then were equipped with free software including office products, virus scanners, educational games (typing, math, spelling), music editing software and picture editing software. Additional printers and monitors were also donated.
The computers will be given to the children, known as “Littles”, in the program who do not have any means of accessing them otherwise. Their mentors, or “Bigs”, will then provide some basic instruction on how to use them so that they are able to maximize their use. Tanya Olaviany, Project Director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Luzerne County, came to the MFHS admin office in Wilkes-Barre to receive the donation last month.