Ninety-eight laptops were made available to public Special Schools for the use of children with special educational needs.
At a brief hand-over at the Education Towers in Port of Spain on Thursday morning, representatives of ECCE Centres and Special Schools received the devices from Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Junior Minister Lisa Morris-Julian.
An additional seventy laptops were made available for the use of ECCE teachers.
According to a release from the Ministry of Education, the provision of the Lenovo branded devices form part of its thrust toward ensuring that all learners have access to education in this ‘new normal’.
As lessons, timetables and resources are prepared within this week, the Ministry continues to champion the cause for teachers and students who may not have access to devices or connectivity.
The distribution of devices is being done in tandem with the Adopt-A-School Initiative, where over 15 corporate entities and NGOs within Trinidad and Tobago are in discussions with the MOE to contribute to the development of the nation’s children through sponsorship of digital devices and internet connectivity.
Persons or organizations interested in donating of devices to students may contact 688-1911 or 622-2181 ext. 1429 and 1426 or email: [email protected]
Further information on the Adopt-A-School Initiative can be found at https://www.moe.gov.tt/adopt-a-school-program/.