Jamaica: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information of Jamaica nation has received Twelve computer tablets to promote the ‘One Laptop or Tablet Per Child’ initiative of the government.
These tablets have been donated by Bresheh Limited, which were further handed over by – Randy McLaren, -company’s CEO at the Ministry’s offices at National Heroes Circle in Kingston, Jamaica.
According to the Ministry, three of the tablets out of twelve would be deployed to the Bureau of Gender Affairs for use within the National Shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
Six devices would be provided to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency – CPFSA.
The other three tablets would be donated to a school in St Thomas —McLaren’s home parish for use.
These tablets are intended at providing the receivers with greater access to online learning. Despite this, 200 reusable masks, which are produced by the company, have also been provided to the students who will be sitting the upcoming Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate – CSEC
On the donation, Dr Kasan Troupe – the acting Chief Education Officer in the Ministry, stated that “The donation supports the drive of the government to promote online learning through the provision of tablets to students islandwide, and we are proud when our students grow up and give back, this is really the heart of the education system.”
Following the statement, Troupe added, “Twelve more students would get benefit because of your heart and your commitment. Thank you for responding to the call under the One Laptop or Tablet Per Child Programme.”
She further noted that the Ministry has just reached 17 per cent of the target on this initiative and encouraged other citizens and private stakeholders to support in making the programme’s aims a reality.
The ‘One Laptop or Tablet Per Child’ initiative
by the Ministry is intended to boost inclusivity in the education sector of Jamaica and further aims to provide needy students with the necessary devices to function in the online teaching and learning atmosphere.