Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Day and Night Beauty donates 25 tablets to special needs school

Founder and Managing Director of Day and Night Beauty, Daenia Ashpole (left) presents Marcia McDonald, Principal of Carberry Court Special School with the donation of tablet computers to assist with online classes.

Founder and Managing Director of Day and Night Beauty, Daenia Ashpole (left) presents Marcia McDonald, Principal of Carberry Court Special School with the donation of tablet computers to assist with online classes.

Kingston-based Day and Night Beauty Salon and Spa recently played its part to help stem the technology divide with the donation of 25 tablet computers valued at nearly $1 million, to the Carberry Court Special School in Papine, St Andrew. 

The handover took place at the Ministry of Education’s Caenwood Centre facility on Arnold Road in Kingston.

Founder and Managing Director of Day and Night Beauty, Daenia Ashpole, emphasised the need for Jamaicans to play their part in ensuring that no student is left behind because of lack of access to technology. 

“The directors of Day and Night Beauty believe wholeheartedly in giving back and this will definitely be the first of many initiatives to ensure that the future is a little bit more positive for all,” said Ashpole.

Ashpole said as a small business, the salon facilitated the donation through partnerships with kind donors, who "pitched in without hesitation". 

Marcia McDonald, Principal of Carberry Court Special School, expressed gratitude for the kind gesture, given the need of both students and teachers for additional equipment to facilitate online classes. 

“We are so very grateful for this [donation]. When we received the call from the Ministry [of Education] that we were getting the tablets, I could happily say to the parents that we are receiving additional equipment and would call them as soon as received”, said McDonald.

Day and Night Beauty said it hopes that this will be an on-going initiative and that the give-back programme will be extended to benefit additional students across the island.

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