Another corporate company has reached out to assist families who cannot afford computer devices for their children. Following the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Caribbean Safety Products and Delta Force began donating laptops and Ipads to assist children with their online classes.
“Because I care for the children out there. I want to be a support for the people of T&T. I want to help the people who are in need,” said managing director Shiva Manocha at the distribution of computer devices to four families at the company’s office at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate. Chief security officer at Delta Force, Vishnu Seepersad, said they were trying to help children from various communities throughout the country.
“We hope to continue this over the next few months in targeting other areas because our intention is to touch every sector of the community to do our little part to make an impact.”
He said so far they have given out about 20 Ipads and laptops at a cost of approximately $60,000. Director Shalini Buxo said as future leaders, children must have access to education.
“Caribbean Safety Products and Delta Force looks at this as an investment in our children as I said its the future generation of our country and it’s very important,” she said.
Sandra Basheer of Charlieville expressed her gratitude to the company for their assistance.
“I feel very satisfied that this company is helping children in need because there are a lot of parents who cannot afford these devices for their children.”
Sharing her own challenges, she said her two children would miss out on some of their online classes because they share one device. Father of nine, Shumba Quashie of Savonetta, said financially he was not in a position to purchase a device for his children.
“It very tough,” he said.
Father of four Ryan Jaimangal was overjoyed because his son was using a phone to do his school work.
“I am sure that it will help my son to further his studies because he is a very good student but through the COVID-19 challenges it has been very hard…”
Also expressing her gratitude to the company, Sharene Mohammed-Uneheim said her children would usually share her phone and that sometimes caused bickering among them.