Information technology company Gulanga is donating specialist classroom audio systems to Queanbeyan West Public School, delivering an improved classroom experience for all students.
Felicity Ainsworth, Assistant principal of hearing in Monaro, said hearing loss affects up to 20 per cent of children, with many cases left undiagnosed. Incidences of hearing loss are higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children – which is where Gulanga became involved.
Gulanga means ‘partnership’ in the Ngunnawal language, and the company takes their commitment to community partnerships very seriously, giving back to the community and increasing indigenous participation in information technology.
Gulanga donated eight classroom audio systems, which will be installed in infant classrooms where the need is highest. The classroom audio systems will help all children hear the teacher clearly, no matter where they are sitting in the classroom.
Contact us for more information, this article was originally published in The Queanbeyan Age on Tuesday October 24th 2017.