Thursday 4 June, 2020

St Thomas-based Rainbow Kids Centre shines brighter for Christmas

Troy Bygrave (left), JN Bank business relationship and sales manager for St. Thomas and Portmore presents computers to Sonia Richards (right), principal of the Rainbow Kids Centre & Kindergarten. Looking on are: (second left) Nerma Hall, Yannick Lewis, MAC members; Alicia Young-Grey of the marketing department, JN Bank; Pansy Murphy and Rose Miller, grants manager, JN Foundation.

Troy Bygrave (left), JN Bank business relationship and sales manager for St. Thomas and Portmore presents computers to Sonia Richards (right), principal of the Rainbow Kids Centre & Kindergarten. Looking on are: (second left) Nerma Hall, Yannick Lewis, MAC members; Alicia Young-Grey of the marketing department, JN Bank; Pansy Murphy and Rose Miller, grants manager, JN Foundation.

The smiles on the faces of the teachers and students at Rainbow Kids Centre and Kindergarten School in St Thomas shone brighter, following the delivery of desktop computers from the JN Bank Member Advisory Council for Thomas, on Monday, December 16.

Sonia Richards, principal of the school, on accepting the presentation, shared that the introduction to computer technology will enhance the teacher’s planning and students’ appreciation for learning.

“We appreciate the computers, and we thank Jamaica National for considering Rainbow Kids Centre for these gifts. It will definitely make teaching and learning more informative and enjoyable, considering that we are in the computer age, and we want our students to be more ‘hands-on’,” she said with elation.

Established 14 years ago, Richards pointed out that the school has a population of approximately 150 students. She also stated that the students usually perform well academically, and as such, there was demand for their graduates, who moved on to the primary level.

Troy Bygrave, JN Bank business relationship and sales manager for St. Thomas and Portmore, said the bank was happy to present the computers to the school, as the gifts will assist in making learning more fun, and, at the same, time give the students an early start in computer literacy. 

“The school was in need of computers for the little minds. Therefore, this will go a long way to improve their computer literacy, considering that we are in the digital age,” he informed.

The computers will also assist teachers to plan more creative lessons, which will, in turn, assist students to grasp more, as they become computer literate, added the JN Bank business relationship and sales manager.

Bygrave said that the JN Bank MAC plans to continue its intervention at the school; and will be upgrading the bathroom facilities; as well as, installing a water tank at the school.

He also pointed out that future community projects in the parish of St. Thomas will be generated by the recently established JN Circle, a network of service clubs, which has been established to undertake activities, which were being pursued by JN MAC.

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