PPDS has donated five of its Philips professional displays to international charitable organisation, the Salvation Army, bringing advanced educational resources and opportunities to children and adults in less affluent areas in the Netherlands, and allowing the charity to replace its once static paper flipcharts, blackboards and whiteboards.
The five displays – ranging from 75in D-Line digital displace through to 75in T-Line interactive displays for education – have been donated and installed inside the Salvation Army’s local community centre ‘Living Rooms’ located in and around the Dutch towns of Utrecht (Nieuwegein, Kanaleneiland, Zuilen, Overvecht) and Ridderkerk. The T-Line displays will help to support local school children (individually and in groups) with their homework and their studies, with additional learning and collaborative opportunities that may not be available at home. They will also be used to help teach new everyday skills to adults, including senior citizens.
“At PPDS we understand and wholeheartedly appreciate the incredible work that charitable organisations like the Salvation Army provide to local communities,” said Martijn van der Woude, director international business development at PPDS. “These people devote their lives to helping others and at we wanted to support them.
“By donating these five Philips professional displays, we’re providing staff and communities with an advanced education toolkit to help them provide a service befitting of their incredible efforts, for a seamless, deeper learning experience for the people they’re supporting.”
Eline Kraaijveld, coördinator at Bij Bosshardt Ridderkerk, Leger des Heils, added: “For me as a location coordinator this partnership with PPDS means having a beautiful touch display in the middle of the community centre that gives us so many new possibilities. We can use it for social activities. We can now organise Dutch classes with a digital support, display music, videos, and we can share moments that have impact on people’s lives.