Codestone worker supports Egyptian orphanage

November 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
A TRIP to work in an Egyptian orphanage proved so moving for James Bliss that he’s vowed to carry on helping.

The 22-year-old from Talbot Heath has just returned from a week in Luxor where he helped to care for 74 orphaned children who have been shunned by their families and communities due to illegitimacy.

James, who works for Poole-based technology specialist Codestone, said: “Children born outside of marriage are shunned in Egypt because it’s widely believed that they’re bad spirits. It was very distressing to see the older children who have started to understand their circumstances.

“I felt very privileged to have the opportunity to work with these children – we played football, talked with them and generally kept them occupied.

“The orphanage, which is run by Sunshine International, does amazingly with limited resources but they do need more help. I will carry on with fundraising and hope to go back to help again.”

Jeremy Bucknell, MD of Codestone, said: “We’re delighted that James is going to such efforts to make a difference.”

Codestone is a leading provider of software and IT Hardware critical to the smooth-running of businesses.

The Poole-based company boasts an experienced team of professionals who can create and tailor software for a wide range of requirements and business categories. This service is complimented by the design and implementation of IT Networks with secure Access strategies.

With software such as SAP Business One and Citrix Systems, it helps companies to simplify business tasks such as accounting, stock control and communicating with service-users.