Students of the A DaCosta Primary School are the latest schoolchildren to benefit from the generosity of the Aron and Christina Foundation.
The foundation yesterday donated 38 Samsung tablets, providing the young children with an additional tool to aid in their learning experience.
During the brief presentation ceremony at the school, principal Laureen Hinds thanked the foundation for making the donation to its students for a second time, and she assured the donors that the school would play its role in making sure the devices were used wisely by the students. Teachers were also presented with tablets, and Hinds said they would be of great assistance as they carried out their job.
Member of Parliament for St Andrew George Payne, who also attended the ceremony, commended the foundation for its gesture.
But he also pleaded with the charity to make similar donations to the students of St Silas Primary and Hillaby/Turner’s Hall Primary, both of which are also located in his constituency.
The parliamentarian said that as students face the reality of having to pay for their education as they grew older, due to the unfavourable economic climate, the contribution of the foundation to schools across the island was a gift to Government.
“I sometimes wonder what life would be like at your age, if I had the opportunity like what you are getting today,” he told the students.
“It is also a gift to the teachers, because it makes teaching easier. It is certainly a gift to the principal, because at the end of the year the principal would look back and say ‘if not for this presentation, my students may not have been sharp as they are’,” Payne added.
Meanwhile, Aron Truss said that he and his wife, who founded the charity in 2009, were delighted to once again make a contribution to society.