DXC Technology and Shell V-Power Racing Team Donate 90 Laptops to Malak, Ludmilla and Millner Primary Schools in Darwin

June 12, 2024

DARWIN, Australia, 12 June 2024 -- DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, today announced the donation of 90 laptop devices to three primary schools in the Northern Territory.

This initiative, which has tripled in size in the last 12 months, is the second collaboration between DXC, NT Cricket and the Shell V-Power Racing Team, including contributing partners Viva Energy Australia (Shell Licensee), Penske Australia and New Zealand, Repco and LiteHaus International.

DXC is also pleased to continue its partnership with DeadlyScience, an Indigenous STEM organisation, who delivered a joint STEM session at the three schools with the Shell V-Power Racing Team on Tuesday, 11 June 2024.

Ahead of the Repco Supercars Championship Darwin Triple Crown, which is the annualIndigenous Round, 100 students from Malak, Ludmilla and Millner Primary Schools were invited to the DXC Arena in Darwin where they were presented with the donated laptops by the Shell V-Power Racing Team’s Drivers, Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison, along with Minister for Education, Mark Monaghan MLA, Northern Territory Government.

The Education Minister and drivers were joined by student representatives from the three primary schools to showcase a special reveal of the Shell V-Power RacingTeam’s 2024 Indigenous Livery.

Students were also treated to STEM sessions with DeadlyScience, truck tours by PenskeAustralia and New Zealand, interactive tours of the two Shell V-Power Mustangs, and cricket games by NT Cricket, who in the lead up to the event at DXC Arena,had been running clinics in the three respective schools.

“We are pleased to be able grow this wonderful initiative with our partners in the Northern Territory. Whether it be introducing cricket clinics with NT Cricket, donating laptops or visiting schools to advocate STEM learning and pathways with DeadlyScience and the Shell V-Power Racing Team, it is important for like minded organisations to come together and give back to schools and communities,” said Seelan Nayagam, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, DXC Technology.

“DXC is committed to reducing barriers and contributing to the educational success of Territorians. We are once again thankful to our partner, LiteHaus International for their efforts in the preparation of the 90 laptop devices to meet the Department of Education’s requirements. Initiatives like this play a critical role in laying the foundations to help students participate more meaningfully in society and achieve better life outcomes,” added Nayagam.

The laptop donation and STEM in schools experience is part of DXC’s Digital Futures Program, which to date has donated over 1,000 laptops and impacted over 20,000 students. The program provisions refurbished technology equipment and introduces STEM Pathways opportunities to foundations, not-for-profit organisations, schools, community student programs, community-controlled health services and community councils.

DXC is committed to building sustainable and responsible business practices, and through a circular economy approach, the organisation is re-using or recycling99% of its IT equipment, supporting a target of zero e-waste to landfill.


David Noble, Chief Executive Officer, Shell V-Power Racing Team: “We’re delighted to be a part of DXC Technology’s Digital Futures Program for a second consecutive year. This event is a highlight of our community engagement program which is growing in its significance connecting our partners, government, and schools. After the success of 2023, our combined effort will deliver 90 laptops as a commitment to growing the program. This will have a significant benefit and impact on many young students. On behalf of theShell V-Power Racing Team, I would like to thank our partners DXC Technology, Viva Energy Australia, Penske Australia & New Zealand, and Repco Australia for contributing to this wonderful program. We look forward to setting new and increased targets in years to come.”

Gavin Dovey, CEO, NT Cricket: “Today is all about connection and partnerships, and the great things that are possible when communities come together, and people are given opportunity. We feel excited and proud to have such an amazing premier partner in DXC Technology who continue lead with their actions share our vision of uniting and inspiring communities.”

Corey Tutt, founder and CEO, DeadlyScience: “At DeadlyScience®, we understand the profound impact of representation, after all, 'you can't be what you can't see.' That's why it's important to offer avenues that empower and inspireAustralia's First Scientists to explore careers in STEM fields. DeadlyScience were delighted to run our Deadly STEM in Schools Program at Malak, Ludmilla and Millner Primary Schools this week. The sessions saw Indigenous learners from the primary schools engage in culturally appropriate STEM activities in an interactive and engaging way. The support of DXC Technology through theirDigital Futures Program will help to fuel Indigenous futures in STEM and provide opportunities for Indigenous youth through supplying technology that facilitates access to further education and learning.”

Andrew Egan, General Manager Customer & Marketing, Viva Energy Australia (Shell Licensee): "We are thrilled to continue our support for DXC's Digital Futures Program in 2024 by donating 45laptops.  We are proud to be part of a program that makes such a significant impact on communities in need by supplying technology that enables better education and career opportunities."

Andrew Kerridge, GeneralManager, IT, Penske Australia and New Zealand: “Penske are very proud to continue our partnership with the Shell V-Power Racing Team and the DXCTechnology Digital Futures Program. After the success of last year, we were delighted to be able to increase our contribution of laptops for this years program. We are committed to empowering the next generation through technology and education.”

Sally-Ann Talbot, Darwin Branch Manager, Penske Australia and New Zealand:The Penske Darwin Branch remains dedicated to supporting local schools through the DXC Technology Digital Futures Program. This initiative enables us to strengthen our connections with the community, providing students with valuable learning aids to help them reach their full potential. By fostering these relationships, we strive to make a meaningful impact on local education and development.”

Mina McCarthy, Assistant Director, School Improvement, NT Department of Education: “We are excited to see the Digital Futures program expanded to 3 schools this year! This means more students having opportunities to improve their digital literacy through access to additional devices. The STEM workshops were a fantastic addition this year linkingIndigenous Science Knowledge with sustainability and engineering. Students werealso introduced to future learning and work pathways in STEM.”

Carol Putica, Principal, Ludmilla Primary School: “Ludmilla Primary is thrilled to be partnering with DXC Technology. The donation of 30 laptops ensures that we are offering our students an education that is line with 21st century learning skills and that the students are moving forward with their education well prepared for a future full of choice and opportunity.”