DIGICEL INTRODUCES TABLET EXPERIENCE TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KINGSTON AND PORT ROYAL

Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday, April 4, 2013:  Digicel is furthering its commitment to making technology available to as many Jamaicans as possible through a donation of over 50 Huawei Media Pad tablets to seven primary schools in the Kingston East and Port Royal regions. The telecommunications company, which has so far donated over 700 computers to schools through its Foundation, is using this opportunity to continue to drive Jamaica’s knowledge economy through the education system.
Dr. Margaret Bailey, Principal of Rollington Town Primary, one of the beneficiaries of the donation is enthusiastic about the gesture. “Success in the education system is achieved through partnership and Digicel recognises this. The donation of the tablets is an excellent idea and we look forward to incorporating this tool in our teaching programmes.”

According to Shelly-Ann Harris, Senior Communications Manager at Digicel Jamaica, “as a brand that is committed to education, youth development and improving technology all across Jamaica, we are very excited about this initiative which will see these students integrating the user-friendly tablet in their daily learning activities.”

Continuing she said “by design the Huawei Media Pad will encourage learning among the students who will have access to a range of online learning applications. It’s also very light weight and easily portable so teachers and students can incorporate online learning materials in class with ease,” added Harris.

The seven schools to benefit from the donation are Elletson Primary, Holy Rosary Gibbs Primary, Norman Garden Primary, Port Royal Primary, Rennock Lodge Primary, Rollington Town Primary and Windward Road Primary & Junior High. Digicel is expected to officially handover the tablets and demonstrate the functionalities to these schools at a ceremony to be held on Monday April 8 at the Port Royal Primary School.

 

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DIGICEL INTRODUCES TABLET EXPERIENCE TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KINGSTON AND PORT ROYAL