Kodak - Provides digital cameras |
In addition to adopting the Teams, Kodak will provide digital cameras to enable Team participants to record their individual experiences and challenges and will promote employee volunteering on both the Teams and other projects near Kodak locations, including Kirkby near Liverpool. The aim of The Prince’s Trust is to help young people overcome barriers and to get their lives working. The focus is on young people who struggle at school, are in or leaving care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.
Prince’s Trust - Help young people
Since HRH The Prince of Wales founded the charity in 1976, The Prince’s Trust has helped over half a million young people (529,000) transform their lives; the equivalent to helping every resident in a city the size of Edinburgh. Martina Milburn, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust said, “Our partnership with Kodak will help The Prince’s Trust to support more young people transform their lives and realise their potential. Through Kodak’s support, The Prince’s Trust will help young people, including those with disabilities, in the local areas around Kodak’s offices in Harrow and Hemel Hempstead. This not only helps more 16-25 year olds get their lives back on track, but also has a significant impact on the local community through the voluntary work they do.” “Kodak is delighted to support the work of the Prince’s Trust in such a practical way,” said Jane Guinn, Chairman and Managing Director of Kodak Limited.
Prince’s Trust - Problems in accessing education and employment
Jane Guinn continued with “These programmes are astoundingly successful with on average, seven out of ten young people going on to a job, education or training. In particular, disabled young people face significant problems in accessing education and employment and by sponsoring these groups we can help raise awareness of disability as an issue among those taking part and our employees whilst strengthening links within the local communities where Kodak is sited. It’s a win, win situation.”
About Eastman Kodak
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for business, and for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on four businesses: Digital & Film Imaging Systems, Health, IT solutions and services.