The Digicel Foundation has announced its partnership with the Ministry of Education and the company’s Connecting You programme.
This, as it supports the Ministry of Education’s Adopt-a-School initiative.
In a media release, the Digicel Foundation said it will provide 620 tablets and 200 refurbished laptops to ten additional special schools and 34 mainstream schools through this intervention.”
The venture will cost approximately $1.1 million.
The selected schools are a mixture of special education, inner-city, denominational, government, and rural schools.
The Digicel Foundation and Digicel Business will cover the cost of the devices and data packages to some of the schools.
“Additionally, strategic partner Tech Flex also contributed toward the e-learning drive for the students through free installation of the operating systems.”
Digicel Foundation’s CEO, Penny Gomez said “We were thrilled to hear of the ministry’s call to adopt a school. Having started our intervention in June, we knew that students would be left behind if additional help did not come their way soon.”
She said, since the foundation’s special needs schools were “fully taken care of,” it could now “gladly” adopt mainstream schools to help provide the resources they needed to contend with the disruptions caused by the covid19 pandemic.
The schools to be assisted include:
Russell Latapy Secondary,
Brasso Seco RC,
Cedros AC Primary,
Fishing Pond Presbyterian,
“Digicel Business will additionally be offering the 68 partner schools free Digicel high-speed fibre broadband for six months. All other schools also have the opportunity to get 50 per cent off their Digicel internet service for one year.”