Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby Dolly, right, and Saira Ramlogan Corporate Services Manager Trinidad Generation Unlimited
By Sue-Ann Wayow
EIGHT schools in La Brea are now the beneficiaries of electronic devices donated to the Ministry of Education through its Adopt-A-School programme.
The ministry latest donor is the Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) which is also based in the southern district.
At a ceremony on Thursday at the Ministry of Education’s head office in Port-of-Spain, Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly received the devices.
She thanked TGU’s Corporate Services Manager Saira Ramlogan and her team for the donation.
Gadsby-Dolly said, “I commend you and your employees for the level of care that you continue to extend to your immediate community. Your service, commitment and support again underscores that it truly takes a village to secure the best opportunities for our children. The Ministry of Education is grateful to you, and each donor that comes forward to expedite students’ access to devices.”
The Ministry of Education in a press release on Thursday stated that pupils from one secondary and seven primary schools will benefit from the donation of 450 devices.
The schools are Vessigny Secondary, La Brea RC Primary, Brighton AC Primary, Vance River RC Primary, Guapo Government Primary, Rousillac Hindu Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Primary, Rousillac Presbyterian Primary and Delhi Hindu SDMS Primary.
The ministry added that TGU’s involvement with those schools were ongoing prior to the device donation and included infrastructural support and repairs, outfitting schools with sanitisation stations for washing hands upon entry and grocery vouchers to pupils in the school feeding programme.
Each project was done through the volunteerism of TGU’s employees and focuses on projects related to health, safety and youth development.