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Pioneering projects reach national award shortlist

Howard Lake | 14 May 2003 | News

An anti-bullying network for schoolchildren and parents, a health-monitoring device for remote communities, and an advice portal for small businesses are among the projects short-listed for a national award for their innovative use of technology.

PIONEERING PROJECTS REACH NATIONAL AWARD SHORTLIST

These are some of the 100+ projects entered by local authorities, businesses
and voluntary sector organisations for the eWell-Being Awards – developed by
SustainIT and supported by BT – the UK’s first accolade to identify and
promote the environmental, economic and social benefits of Information and
Communication Technologies (ICT).

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In the digital inclusion category, sponsored by BT, four groundbreaking
initiatives from voluntary organisations were short-listed. Each provides an inspirational service to disadvantaged groups who usually have little access to IT.

The projects are an empowering IT skills project for Scotland’s elderly run by Age Concern Edinburgh; a national online anti-bullying resource for parents, pupils and
schools from charity Bullying Online; a network of inclusive IT facilities for Wiltshire’s disabled community from charity SCAMP; and an Internet access project for socially excluded young people from charity YouthNet UK.

Winning projects will be announced at an awards ceremony in London’s Living Room at City Hall, the home of the London Mayor and London Assembly, on Tuesday 10 June 2003.

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