Sixth Form Students Build Local Charity Their First Website
Bucks University Technical College (UTC) IT students, have given a local charity their first online presence, designing a new website as part of their ‘live’ project learning.
Guided by digital marketing experts, Framework Digital, one of Bucks UTC’s partners; the students undertook a design brief to create a fully-functioning website for charity Me, Myself, I (MMI). This included managing both the technical elements and visuals to maintain to the charity’s branding. The new site is expected to go live before Christmas.
“The students have done remarkably well to understand the charity and its intentions. This is a marvellous opportunity to have a web presence that we otherwise couldn’t afford, and I’m delighted it’s provided students with a chance to gain experience working with a client.” – MMI Trustee, Fran West.
Me, Myself and I, based in Winslow, offers activities to adults living with physical/learning disabilities and autism. Following their success in web development, the UTC students are now creating the charity’s first social media channel, with a Facebook page and a group for existing clients of the charity to help them communicate with each other.
“Working with Bucks UTC and MMI was a collaboration that offered a positive outcome for everyone involved. Framework Digital is delighted to have the opportunity to encourage and develop the digital skills of the next generation, whilst also providing an online presence for local charities.” – Tomas Pukalski, Director of Framework Digital.
“This has been a really good opportunity to gain skills and knowledge from working in a genuine business setting. It’s wonderful to know that our hard work is going to benefit a local charity that do such great work to help others, and that this new online presence will spread word of their fantastic services.” – Methuna Kamalanathan, Year 12 Extended Diploma IT student and Project Manager of MMI’s website design.
About Me, Myself, I
Me, Myself, I (MMI) is registered with the Charity Commission No. 1103571. MMI offers activities to adults living with physical/learning disabilities and autism. Clients also benefit from massage sessions, and interacting and communicating through sensory experiences and creative projects, which is particularly liberating for many of their aphasic members. MMI also invites carers to participate, and they hold many yearly social functions. Meetings are held Friday mornings from 10am-12.30pm at Winslow Youth Club, Buckingham. If you would like to learn more about MMI, please contact their Trustee Fran West at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01296 713952.