Simone Martin-Sulgan, FLOW Trinidad's Vice President, hands over the devices to Dr the Hon. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Education, for the Ministry’s Adopt-A-School Programme. (Image courtesy Ministry of Education)

The Ministry of Education’s Adopt-A-School Programme has received yet another major boost with the donation of 150 devices from FLOW Trinidad.

This is the second donation from FLOW Trinidad, who previously donated 80 devices to the Adopt-A-School Programme, via their Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation.

The most recent donation of 150 devices occurred at a symbolic handing over ceremony at the Ministry of Education on Thursday 12th August 2021.

The schools that have benefitted from this latest donation to the Adopt-A-School Programme are located in areas where FLOW has provided broadband services over the past 18 months. As such, not only did FLOW provide the young students have devices, the company also ensured the connectivity to advance their education.

The 10 schools are:

1. Princes Town Roman Catholic Primary School

2. Princes Town Presbyterian No. 2 School

3. Cunupia Government Primary School

4. Harmony Hall Presbyterian Primary School

5. Cap De Ville Government Primary School

6. Avocat Vedic APS School

7. La Brea RC Primary School

8. Brighton Anglican Primary School

9. Santa Flora Government Primary School

10. Palo Seco Government Primary School

Minister of Education, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, and other Ministry officials, with the devices donated by FLOW Trinidad, towards the Ministry’s Adopt-A-School Programme. (Image courtesy Ministry of Education)

Speaking at the ceremony, FLOW Trinidad’s Vice President Simone Martin-Sulgan said Flow Trinidad is honoured to be associated with the Ministry of Education’s Adopt a School Programme.

“Today, we are handing over 150 devices to schools across Trinidad in support of this initiative that connects our young people.  This donation is made possible through our Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation.  The Foundation’s focus is on enabling progress and building more resilient communities—and what better way to do that than by partnering to educate our young people,” the FLOW Trinidad executive said.

Minister of Education, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, expressed her appreciation for FLOW’s continued support to the Ministry’s Adopt-A-School Programme.

“Education takes a village, as is our theme in our consultation. We need the village to take part in transforming education and a big part of that is an input from the Private Sector and how this can impact the Education Sector,” the Minister said.

She added: “One of our discussions centres around how we can have our corporate bodies more involved, how we can build that framework, so it is easy to give. Many people want to give but they just need an easy pathway to do so and at the Ministry, we are discussing how we can expand Adopt-A-School, not just for devices other initiatives, as we take care of our children, by sowing and investing into their lives.”

The ceremony was also attended by Chief Education Officer, Lisa Henry-David and the Principals of Princes Town Roman Catholic Primary School, Cap-de-Ville Government Primary School, La Brea RC Primary School and Brighton Anglican Primary School, who collected the devices on behalf of their students.