Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd has partnered with the Machel Montano Foundation for Greatness and Blue Waters, to donate 185 tablets to four schools under the Ministry of Education Adopt a School Programme.
The schools that received the tablets are Toco Secondary School, Siparia Boys’ R.C. School, Carenage Girls’ Government School and Maucaulay Government Primary School.
This donation supplemented the initial 15 laptops presented to the Ministry of Education on Friday 2nd October.
Managing Director of Unicomer Clive Fletcher said, “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate and thankful for this opportunity to give back to our students.”
He said he is aware that the contribution would greatly support students to continue their remote learning, adding that the company is positive that the tools provided will guarantee their future success.
Elizabeth ‘Lady’ Montano, founder of the Machel Montano Foundation for Greatness, shared a story with the principals about how she got involved in the programme.
She explained that she saw Education Minister Dr. Nyan Gadsby Dolly making the call to Trinidad and Tobago to support, and after consultation with her son, they agreed that it was something they had to support.
“So you know I had to get my partners involved,” she said.
Present at the handover ceremony on Friday was Maria Daly-Worrell, Principal of Siparia Boys R.C, along with Den’a Boynes-Bardouille, Vice Principal, Toco Secondary School; Sharlene Andrews-Alexander, Principal, Carenage Girls’ Government School, and Mr. Raymond Surujbally, Principal of Maucaulay Government Primary School.
They all expressed thanks to the Machel Montano Foundation, Blue Waters and Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd for coming together to support the students in need at this time.