Heritage Petroleum Company Limited (Heritage) donated one hundred (100) computers to The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) on Wednesday, as part of its COVID-19 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme.
The used computers were sourced from a surplus computer inventory, which are functional and suitable for students.
According to a statement from the company, “They (computers) would be made available to COSTAATT’s students during the current Stay at Home period, as daily access to computer facilities has been limited for some students. This donation would facilitate the continued progress of students’ classes and examinations, which will be held over the coming weeks.”
Heritage’s Chief Financial Officer, Nigel Campbell explained the rationale behind the company’s donation, “COVID-19 has disrupted so many aspects of our daily routines; for many students this means lack of access to the necessary tools for online learning.”
“Education is an important element of our CSR programme and so today’s donation is aligned with that that focus. We sincerely hope that it will bring some measure of relief to the students of COSTAATT who require the assistance.”
Dr. Camille Samuel, Vice President Student Affairs of COSTAATT accepted the donation and thanked Heritage Petroleum for its generosity.
Samuel said, “On behalf of COSTAATT I wish to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to Heritage Petroleum Company Limited for its very generous donation. It will go a long way towards ensuring that our students have access to our online learning platform during this period and beyond.”