PRICE comparison giant moneysupermarket.com has launched a campaign to help people break down digital barriers and get online.
The company, based in Flintshire, is a partner of the Race Online 2012 campaign to get people clued-up on the internet before the London 2012 Olympic Games.
One of the key projects is called Pass IT on – and that is exactly what staff did when they worked with Wales & West Housing Association tenants to help them get online.
Vy Cochran, WWHA community development project officer, said: “We all found the training session fantastic.
“We are most impressed with the organisation and delighted to take part in Race Online. We found the staff positive, enthusiastic, friendly and extremely helpful.”
Spokeswoman at moneysupermarket.com, Nicki Parry, said: “Having the access and the confidence to use the internet is increasingly important.
“Many of the best deals are found online, so anyone that doesn’t have internet access is at a disadvantage.
“By providing learning materials and the opportunity for people to gain the skills they need to get online for free we hope many local community members will benefit from the tools, information and deals that they couldn’t get without the internet.”
After the event moneysupermarket.com donated a batch of computers to WWHA for use by staff and residents.