THE ORANGE Valley Government Primary School is now better equipped to educate its students as it was given 35 electronic devices by Habitat for Humanity and Point Lisas Nitrogen Ltd (PLNL).
In a release on Tuesday, Habitat said the handover was done on Friday at the school. PLNL president Fitzroy Harewood said the contribution is a worthy investment in the education of youths. He noted the importance of the SEA exam and additional challenges brought on by covid19 as he reminded parents and students that proper education is the foundation to the development of the future.
“We support a number of initiatives with a particular focus on social responsibility and the strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of our fenceline communities,” Harewood said. “We are also involved in improving the knowledge base of our communities by sponsoring Habitat for Humanity’s training program,es focused on agriculture, disaster preparedness and safety in the home.”
Food hampers for 30 families in the community were also provided on September 25. This initiative builds on an earlier initiative where food hampers and sanitation kits were distributed a few months ago.
Last month Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly appealed to corporate TT to assist over 65,000 students who did not have access to electronic devices as schools reopened using a combination of packages with exercises based on the curriculum and online education tools to have schools up and running by September 14.
Gadsby-Dolly said government would provide some of the devices, but asked the business community, chambers of industry, alumni associations and the rest of corporate TT to get involved.