Lucion supports refugees with a donation to aid education and digital connectivity

22 October 2021

Lucion Services is lending a helping hand to East Yorkshire based Charity Smile Foundation by donating laptops for their ‘Dost’ project - their wellbeing, befriending, and signposting portal for the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

 

The ‘dost’ project is set up to offer friendly support and help reduce the health and wellbeing inequalities that have exacerbated the impact of Covid-19 on the BAME community.

Lucion’s donation will go to two refugee women to help in their education following their recent enrollment in a local college.

Bibhash Dash (pictured, right), BAME Wellbeing Coordinator at the Dost project, received the laptops on behalf of the beneficiaries from Lucion’s Head of Accounts, Chris Wilson (pictured, middle) and Account Manager, Charlotte Lovewell (pictured, left).

Bibhash Dash passed on the laptop to both women, who were thrilled and grateful for Lucion's donation. Bibhash said on behalf of the Dost project:

"The Dost project is incredibly thankful to Lucion Services for their kind donation of 2 laptops. These devices have been donated for use by 2 of our refugee beneficiaries living in the North East.

"Digital accessibility is one of the most important areas of support that gets forgotten about when it comes to refugees and asylum seekers. 

"Our beneficiaries are excited at this opportunity to improve their access to education.

"On behalf of everyone at Dost and the wider HEY Smile Foundation we cannot give enough thanks to Lucion for this amazing gesture."

Lucion Services’ head of Accounts Chris Wilson said:

“We are pleased to be making our small contribution to helping the Smile Foundation’s Dost project. Education is fundamental to rebuilding lives and we are pleased to offer the digital tools to enable learning for those who will benefit greatly from it.

“From everyone at Lucion, we would like to wish both women all the very best for their future studies.”

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