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North Peace Savings donates 3 new iPads to students with special needs


Three students will transition from North Peace Secondary School to the enrichment centre and will be welcomed with the new iPads, fully equipped with a program called Clicker 6, which hosts a program that provides a means of communication through photos, something that’s said to help them both inside and outside the classroom.

“We have students that are non-verbal and have limited writing skills,” faculty member of the Community Enrichment Centre, Janice Fegr explained, going on to say, “the iPads will alleviate any communication obstacles, ensuring that students can fully participate in what the Community Enrichment Centre has to offer.”

In addition to individual skill development in the adult special education program, the centre provides training in literacy, numeracy, problem solving and workplace preparation.

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Vice President of Service at North Peace Savings, Paul McAfee says innovative technology “is no stranger to North Peace Savings and Credit Union,” as the company has found ways to provide financial services for members in remote areas using Personal Teller Machines and Smart Offices.

“Investing in the use of technology has allowed us to benefit the communities we serve,” McAfee said. “The donation to the Community Enrichment Centre demonstrates another way that innovative thinking and technology can meet the needs of the community. Whether it be through products and services or through community investment initiatives, North Peace Savings is always looking to help its members succeed in life.”

North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering retail and business banking, investment and insurance products. They’ve been serving northeast B.C. for over 65 years, with 12,000 members among its 4 branches.

The credit union says they’re “committed to the social and economic well-being within the communities it serves,” and is the recipient of the National Credit Union Innovative Award, and runner up for the Innovation Award through the Credit Union Executive Society.

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