The donation of electronic tablets by Synetech will assist the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security in fulfilling its commitment to providing equitable, quality education to vulnerable students in institutional care in the COVID-19 era.
Synetech’s representatives, Annalisa Beharry and Nerissa Moore, handed over the devices to subject minister, Dr Vindhya Persaud and her Permanent Secretary, Shannielle Hoosein-Outar on Friday.
In accepting the donation, Minister Persaud stated that Synetech was demonstrating its commitment to working with vulnerable children who were removed from difficult circumstances and placed into institutional care.
She added that “these children’s education should not be interrupted, and these devices would enable them to have continuous access to online classes.”
Later in the day, Minister Persaud and Ms Hoosein-Outar delivered the tablets to the Children and Family Centre which is located in Plum Park, Sophia. During her interaction with the children, Minister Persaud encouraged them to earnestly pursue their studies since “education opens a plethora of the endless opportunities.”
Many of the recipients who received the electronic tablets were either in Grades 9, 10 or 11, and happily revealed to Minster Persaud their varied career ambitions which included becoming Teachers, Doctors, Accountants and Lawyers.
The centre functions as a halfway home for families who are less fortunate and transitioning. (Modified press release from Ministry of Human Services and Social Security)