Twenty five laptops will go to students of three primary schools and a children's home, the Education Ministry announced on Friday.
Students of Chinapoo Government Primary School, Febeau Government Primary School, Couva Children's Home and Crisis Nursery and Morvant Anglican Primary School are among the first recipients of devices to help them attend classes online. The laptops were donations to the ministry's Adopt-A-School Initiative. NGO Women in Action for the Needy and Destitute (WAND) is helping the ministry to access laptops for schoolchildren from the private sector.
At the start of the September term, Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly said 65,000 students need laptops and tablets for online classes as learning will be digital because of the covid19 pandemic.
The ministry said 25 organisations have shown interest in the Adopt-A-School Initiative which will allow many more students to access the "technology that will aid in their Home Based Learning over the next few weeks."
Gadsby-Dolly met with WAND members and the principals of Febeau Government and Morvant Anglican primary schools in a brief handover ceremony.
Anyone, or organisation, interested in the donation of devices to students may email email@example.com, or visit the website https://www.moe.gov.tt/adopt-a-school-program/.