Tablets used to enhance reading experience
Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, May 7, 2013: As part of its continued commitment to drive the use of technology in schools and make a meaningful and sustainable contribution to education and literacy, Digicel today visited the Port Royal Primary School and engaged the Grade 3 students in a very interactive reading session using the Huawei Tablet. This was done as part of the company’s Read Across Jamaica Day initiative on Tuesday, May 7.
According to the principal of Port Royal Primary School, Nicola Jones “the experience was exciting and we were very elated to have had the Digicel staff members here with us for Read Across Jamaica Day. The kids were eager to use the Huawei tablet for the first time and from what I saw they appreciated the chance to manipulate the device and read the stories.”
The telecommunications company had recently donated over 50 Huawei tablets to students from primary schools located in the Kingston and Port Royal areas, including Port Royal Primary School.
“It was a great experience to see the kids get animated at the idea of reading on a tablet. They read stories about the Ant and the Grass Hopper, David and Goliath, Peter Pan and several others. It was truly good to see how the technology can engage and excite our youth towards learning,” said senior communications manager at Digicel, Shelly-Ann Harris.
In addition to taking the students through an engaging and interactive reading session, the Digicel team also gave the kids an in-depth demonstration on how to use the Huawei tablets and the various features and apps.
The telecommunications company is committed to advancing education through technology and helping to develop Jamaica’s knowledge-based economy .