Sunday 12 July, 2020

CIBC donates tablets to Dinthill Technical

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Managing Director, Nigel Holness (right) presents some of the tablets to Donovan Betancourt (centre), President of the school’s Alumni Association and Fred Sutherland, Immediate past president.

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Managing Director, Nigel Holness (right) presents some of the tablets to Donovan Betancourt (centre), President of the school’s Alumni Association and Fred Sutherland, Immediate past president.

Students and faculty of Dinthill Technical High School are better equipped to continue the business of education during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a gift of tablets funded by the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.

Like many rural area schools, Dinthill has faced challenges ensuring accessibility to school lessons being shared via technology including via email and Zoom classes.

Donovan Betancourt, President of the school’s Alumni Association noted that “rural area schools like ours are at a disadvantage in the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Although efforts are being made to use the technology to teach our children while schools have been ordered closed, there is a big gap in access due to the unavailability of equipment to both teachers and students. These tablets funded by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank will be a great help in implementing the education syllabus, remotely.”

Nigel Holness, Managing Director of the bank said “we are well aware of the challenges being faced by many teachers and school children in accessing lessons due to the lack of equipment and access to technology.  At CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank we regard education as key to the development of our population and we are proud to partner with the Dinthill Technical Alumni Association on this project.”

 

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