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Flow donates 200 tablets to Ministry of Education


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Flow donates 200 tablets to Ministry of Education
Flow’s Senior Manager of Communications for the Southern Caribbean Marilyn Sealy. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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As demand for electronic devices and connectivity remains high, a telecommunications company is continuing its efforts to assist students who are attending classes online.

Flow’s Senior Manager of Communications for the Southern Caribbean Marilyn Sealy gave that assurance on Thursday during a presentation of 200 tablets to four primary schools at the Ministry of Education’s Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St Michael.

During the ceremony, Sealy said they assisted students and teachers since the pandemic began and that they would continue.

“There is always a demand for devices and connectivity and we will continue to do our best to equip our students with the necessary tools needed to fully participate in online learning.

“In the past year, we have donated devices and connectivity for students across Barbados’ primary, secondary and tertiary [institutions] to the tune of $50 000. We have also increased at home internet speeds for teachers free of charge,” Sealy said.

The Amazon Fire tablets were acquired through assistance from Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organisation.

The tablets are equipped with ruggedised cases and will be used by pupils at St Lucy Primary, Eagle Hall Primary and St Margaret’s Primary School.

Chief education officer Dr Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, Parliamentary secretary Senator Dr Romel Springer and school representatives attended the presentation.

Archer-Bradshaw expressed gratitude to Flow for the donation.

“I like the fact that we have ruggedised cases because it means it will extend the lives of the tablet,” Archer-Bradshaw said. (TG)