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Sunday 22 April 2018

IT retirement company to donate €30k to Young Social Investors

Pictured at the announcement that AMI has donated 30,000 of IT equipment to YSI are: (L-R) Rachel Collier, co-founder and CEO, YSI; Philip McMichael, managing director, AMI; and Faye Thomas, business manager, AMI.
Pictured at the announcement that AMI has donated 30,000 of IT equipment to YSI are: (L-R) Rachel Collier, co-founder and CEO, YSI; Philip McMichael, managing director, AMI; and Faye Thomas, business manager, AMI.
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

AMI, which specialises in secure IT retirement services, is to donate IT equipment worth in excess of €30,000 to the Young Social Innovators (YSI).

In the role, AMI will supply IT hardware which will be used to facilitate student-led projects aimed at improving communities.

Since its founding in 2001, more than 130,000 students have engaged in YSI programmes, with 7,000 young people taking part in 2016/17 alone.

Over the years young innovators have led more than 5,000 innovative projects designed to address social challenges important to them.

In a statement AMI said it was eager to support YSI in fulfilling its goals by reaching more young people across the country and enriching their social innovation learning experience.

AMI, which has been used by one in four of Ireland’s 200 largest IT user organisations, works to reuse IT equipment where possible, and by doing so will offer an environmentally friendly solution to YSI’s IT hardware needs.

The donated hardware has been installed in YSI’s premises and will enable students to work on-site and in collaboration with the senior YSI team to hone their innovative solutions.

"YSI’s mission is to develop lifelong skills in young people and empower them to have a real impact in society," Rachel Collier, co-founder and chief executive of Young Social Innovators, said.

"Every year we see particularly passionate projects on conservation and the protection of our environment. AMI’s work in re-using and extending the life of IT equipment, coupled with their commitment to a zero landfill policy and environmentally responsible disposal, make them a perfect partner for us."

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