Eighteen schools have been gifted a combined total of 55 laptops courtesy Angostura, as part of the Ministry of Education’s Adopt-A- School initiative.
The schools will then distribute the laptops to students in Forms 4 and 5 who do not have access to a device needed for remote learning while schools remain closed due to the pandemic.
The schools include:
-Success Laventille Secondary Barataria South Secondary
-Malick Secondary Barataria North Secondary
-Morvant/Laventille Secondary Blanchisseusse Secondary
-South East POS Secondary San Juan South Secondary
-Bishop Anstey High School, POS SWAHA Hindu College
-St. Joseph’s Convent, POS Vessigny Secondary
-Gasparillo Secondary Palo Seco Secondary
-Chaguanas South Secondary ASJA Boys’ College, San Fernando
-North Eastern College La Romaine Secondary
Chief Executive Officer (Ag.) of Angostura , Mr. Ian Forbes says, “We understand that this might be a stressful time for many as there are students who don’t have access to devices needed for online learning and they face an even steeper challenge than their peers.”
The devices being donated by Angostura are Lenovo laptops that come with 1-year valet warranty from Memory Bank Computers Ltd. This valet warranty covers parts, labour and battery. Students
will also receive a laptop bag, donated by Memory Bank Computers Limited.
Education Minister Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly says, “I want to thank Angostura because this is not your first venture in helping the schools. I want to recognize your significant donation to our cleaning and sanitization exercise ahead of CSEC and CAPE. Thank you for being good corporate citizens. The communities of Morvant/Laventille continue to benefit from the generous support of this Company.”