UNICOMER (Trinidad) Ltd, in collaboration with the Machel Montano Foundation for Greatness and Blue Waters, donated 185 tablets to five schools under the Ministry of Education's Adopt a School Programme.
The tablets were presented to representatives of Toco Secondary School, Siparia Boys’ RC School, Carenage Girls’ Government School and Maucaulay Government Primary School on October 10.
This donation supplemented the initial 15 laptops presented at the Ministry of Education on October 2, said a media release.
Managing director of Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd, 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. We know that this contribution would greatly support our students to continue their remote learning, and we are positive that these tools provided will guarantee their future success.”
Present at the handover were Maria Daly-Worrell, principal of Siparia Boys RC; Den’a Boynes-Bardouille, vice principal, Toco Secondary School; Sharlene Andrews-Alexander, principal, Carenage Girls’ Government School; and Raymond Surujbally, principal of Maucaulay Government Primary School.
Elizabeth "Lady" Montano, founder of the Machel Montano Foundation for Greatness, told the principals how she got involved in the programme. She said she saw the Minister of Education, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, making the call to TT to support the initiative, and after consultation with her son, they agreed it was something they had to support.
“So you know I had to get my partners involved,” she said.
Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd also gave the top three SEA students, Ameerah Beekhoo, Anjanna Dan and Sushmita Ramsawak, laptops at a ceremony at the Ministry of Education last Thursday.