Nowadays, life without a computer and internet is a great challenge and can have a grave impact. Together with the CFF, the Italian foundation "O.N.L.U.S. – Fondazione Onlus Saverio De Bellis“ has established an infrastructure that supports children and adolescents in need and single mothers looking for employment.
Life without a computer
Most adolescents cannot remember a time before digitalisation. They cannot imagine a life without a smartphone, computer, social media, gaming and streaming. While many people in Central Europe are fighting their smartphone dependency, there are children, adolescents and women that do not have access to our digitalised world of smartphones, computers and the internet.
One could suppose that the concept of a carefree childhood without digital entertainment would benefit society. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. Not having access to information technology greatly influences one's daily life. Only a small percentage of all jobs are still listed in the newspapers, and fewer employers are pleased to receive a creative application written by hand. Limited access to a computer, internet and printer can complicate the job search, creation of application documents as well as communication with potential employers and thereby constitutes a difficult hurdle on the path to finding a job.
Technical infrastructure for a better future
The CFF and those responsible at the "O.N.L.U.S. – Fondazione Onlus Saverio De Bellis" have recognised this need and wished to provide the women, children and adolescents from the foundation with the respective IT infrastructure. The foundation and the beneficiaries also received several computers including the relevant software and printers. The new machines should support them in their application process and can be used together with the foundation's carers.
The provision of such information technology enables the women, children and adolescents to find an appropriate place of work and build a successful future.
The foundation "O.N.L.U.S. – Fondazione Onlus Saverio De Bellis“
The foundation "O.N.L.U.S. – Fondazione Onlus Saverio De Bellis“ in Bari, Italy, looks after children and adolescents that for various reasons can no longer live with their parents, as well as single mothers in need. The aim of the organisation is to provide these people with a community and support in the field of education.
The aim is to increase the children, adolescents and single mothers' prospects by offering them technical and personal support during the job application process.
More success in the job application process: IT infrastructure for disadvantaged mothers, children and adolescents
approx. 20 children and adolescents between the ages of six and 18 as well as five single mothers
Name: O.N.L.U.S. – Fondazione Onlus Saverio De Bellis
Number of employees: 12 carers, one psychologist and one psychotherapist
Number of people looked after by the foundation: 20 children between the ages of 6 and 18, five mothers and their children