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Minister of Education, Youth and Information in Jamaica Fayval Williams, right, receives tablets from the general manager of Berger Paints Jamaica, Shashi Mahase, at the Ministry’s offices.

The ANSA McAL Group has donated 100 electronic tablets to 10 schools in Jamaica.

Berger Paints Jamaica, a subsidiary of the ANSA McAL Group, donated the tablets to the Ministry of Education in Jamaica from proceeds donated to the ANSA McAL Foundation from the Group’s One Caribbean, One Future One Yard virtual benefit concert.

The virtual concert which aired on October 30 featured artistes from around the region and contained an educational objective which was to provide technology to support home-based learning throughout the region.

Over the next few weeks the tablets will be distributed to the George Headley Primary School, St Patrick’s Primary School, Unity Primary School, Villa Road Primary School, Brompton Primary, Tarrant High, Bull Savannah Primary School, McAuley Primary, Priory Primary and Infant Schools and Bellefield High School through the Ministry of Education’s One Laptop or Tablet Per Child Initiative.

Present at the hand-over ceremony was the Minister of Education, Youth in Jamaica Fayval Williams and General Manager of Berger Paints Jamaica, Shashi Mahase while the principals of each of the recipient schools attended virtually.

Earlier this month the ANSA McAL Group joined the list of corporate donors partnering with the Ministry of Education in T&T through the donation of electronic devices to students, under the umbrella of the Adopt-A-School Programme.

A donation of 200 tablets took place at the Education Towers in Port-of-Spain on December 10, which represented the first phase of the One Caribbean. One Future. One Yard virtual benefit concert.

The ANSA McAL Group also committed to assisting with regional remote learning by partnering with Ministries of Education in Barbados, Grenada and Guyana.

T&T’s Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly welcomed the donation and reiterated her call to other corporate entities to contribute to the Adopt-A-School Programme.

“Once a donor steps forward to help our children, someone else joins. Our example today teaches children how to care, in their time, for those who will need their support,” she said.