Girls teach elderly IT skills

Assiba Kouakou (14), Michelle Attakora-Bonsu (15) and Lakeeva Mendes (15)

Assiba Kouakou (14), Michelle Attakora-Bonsu (15) and Lakeeva Mendes (15) - Credit: Archant

Three young volunteers have been positively recognised for their work with a charity’s programme to tackle local issues in Hackney.

The Cardinal Pole pupils, Assiba Kouakou,14, Michelle Attakora-Bonsu, 15 and Lakeeva Mendes, 15, were announced as runners up for their involvement in the CSV’s Positive Futures campaign.

The girls took part in a project to teach I.T skills and social media to elderly people from Wayside Community Centre in Chatsworth Road, and produced a video highlighting the work of CSV and Positive Futures, competing against six other form groups within the school.

Michelle said: “We are thrilled to win the runner-up prize for CSV. We love volunteering on Positive Futures as it’s made us feel much more confident. We’ve also really enjoyed meeting elderly people in the area through The Connect Project; we’ve learned a lot from them by getting to know them and it’s been really nice for us to teach them about social media. CSV is a great thing for Hackney and we are so happy to help celebrate the work they do and hopefully encourage more young people to volunteer.”