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We are extremely pleased to announce we have received funding from the Co-Op. Saturday morning saw DECV Trustee Brian Walker pick up a cheque for £5,194.82 from Bolton Upon Dearne’s Co-Op store. The money has been raised by Co-Op members and has been raised for DECV to help with the running costs of the centre. The award comes from Co-op members who take part in The Co-op Local Community Fund which is Co-ops way of giving back to their members and their communities.
The Dearne Electronic Community Village (DECV) is a charity based in the village of Thurnscoe, experiencing high levels of disadvantage, they educate and empower people to take positive lead of their lives, through classes in ICT, employability skills and getting local residents back into Employment.
A Massive thankyou to all at the Co-op and the wonderful customers!
DECV / GMB Open Day – New Computer Suite Launch
Many thanks to John Healey MP for attending the opening of our new computer suite at DECV, alongside the leader of Barnsley Council Steve Houghton, local councillors Pauline Phillips and Annette Gollick and representatives for GMB and Dearne Valley College. The new resources were obtained through funds donated by the GMB Trade Union Learning Project. DECV now has 8 new computers, enabling the continued delivery of lifelong learning opportunities to the local community. The Suite will mainly be used for ICT and Employability Skills Training in the centre.