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Festive season comes early to St Aloysius' College students with support of Cashflows and Open Palm


Pictured: Assistant Headteacher (Eoghan Galgey) and Open Palm Trustee (Lynette Emesibe) with St Aloysius' students and one of the donated screens

The holiday season started early this year with Cashflows and Open Palm facilitating a donation of computer screens to students at St Aloysius' College in Islington, as part of Project Spark. This is the fourth donation of tech to secondary schools which Open Palm has supported in partnership with corporate donations, and the fourth school to benefit from this transformative initiative.


This marks the first tech donation for Cashflows as a corporate partner for Project Spark.


Cashflows makes it easy for businesses to accept payments. From initial integration through to the day-to-day process of accepting payments from customers, they work with their customers every step of the way to make sure the process is fast, efficient, and trouble-free. Cashflows' products and services are built on the latest technology with the future in mind, to serve merchants, today, tomorrow, and forever.


“At Cashflows, we’re passionate about supporting others and, from a sustainability point of view, we’re committed to finding new uses for things wherever we can. We know that tech is crucial to today’s society, yet many young people are deprived of access to the equipment they need to be able to learn and succeed within our education system. We’re so happy to be able to help alleviate this issue through our donation, supporting the brilliant young minds who will be driving our future.” – Rebecca Garner, Chief People Officer, Cashflows.

St Aloysius' College was very grateful for the Cashflows donation to replace its ageing IT infrastructure.

Schools are under increasing budgetary constraints, and it’s very challenging to secure funding to replace or upgrade expensive IT equipment. Thanks to Cashflows' generous donation, St Aloysius' will be able to spend their precious budget on other student resources, while still ensuring that students maintain their ability to engage with online educational opportunities.

Project Spark pairs corporate donors with surplus tech devices to benefit underfunded secondary schools in boroughs with high concentrations of economic disadvantage.


Today, digital skills are key for engaging with educational opportunities and for setting up students to enter modern workplaces. And access to appropriate technology is vital to developing these skills.


Pictured: Open Palm volunteers Rhiannon Blackmore and Lynette Emesibe, with St Aloysius' students

We are delighted that we have been able to support St Aloysius' College as the final Project Spark donation for 2021 and we look forward to supporting even more students in 2022. A huge thanks to Cashflows for their generous donation.


Getting involved


For more information about the tech donation programme or how to get involved, please email us at info@openpalm.org.uk