Class three students of the Roland Edwards and Boscobel Primary schools in St Peter are now better equipped to explore the world of information after receiving new tablets from the Aron & Christina Truss Foundation yesterday.
To the delight of the students, the registered charity handed over 78 Amazon Kindle devices, which were donated by Don Thomson, wife Mila and two sons Michael and Daniel, who recently moved to Barbados.
Mr Thomson said he was happy to provide the students with the learning tools and urged them to fully use their gadgets.
“In today’s world technology is everywhere. It’s great and you can use it for playing games, but it can also help you to learn and help you to decide what you want to become. Technology is a wonderful thing if used the right way. It’s a very powerful tool. We really hope you enjoy these tablets,” he said.
Also on hand for the brief presentation was Barbados Labour Party candidate for St Peter Colin Jordan, who spoke on the behalf of parliamentary representative Owen Arthur.
He too encouraged the students to put the tablets to good use and to handle them with care.
“I’ve come across many students who have received tablets in the past and they are still very thankful. They were provided to you through a very generous donation. I want you to appreciate the gift. Use it; let it be your window to the world. Technology is going to be very important for whatever you do,” Jordan added.
Founder of the charity Aron Truss heaped praises on the Thomson family, encouraging their two sons and the other students to find ways to give back to their schools and community.