Founded in 1865, the Salvation Army is a worldwide charity working to eliminate poverty and social injustice, helping to enable communities to live and experience life in full. In the Netherlands, the organisation – Leger des Heils – is working to increase its community centre rooms from 110 to 200, enabling it to reach even more vulnerable residents. Providing access to connected technologies is key.
As a part of our work at TPV Cares, PPDS has a clear focus both on supporting education and bringing tangible benefits to local communities. Initially working with five of the Leger des Heils centres, PPDS specified displays that would best suit the support needs by the communities there.
A fleet of Philips professional displays – including Android-powered, Wifi enabled, large format D-Lines and education-focused T-Line interactive displays – was specified and installed, together with brackets and trolleys donated by partner organisation, Vögels. The displays, which will be used almost daily for education, presentations, information and entertainment, are also easy for the Leger des Heils teams to use, update and manage.
Eline Kraaijveld, Coördinator at Bij Bosshardt Ridderkerk, Leger des Heils, said: “For me as a location coordinator this gives us so many new possibilities. We can use the Philips display for social activities. We can now organise Dutch classes with a digital support, display music, videos, and we can share moments that have impact on people’s lives.”