The four students without tablets in the ‘Multiple Exceptionalities Class’ at the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre, will now be able to do their online classes following the acquisition of four new devices.
The Samsung 8-inch tablets were recently presented along with colourful, impact resistant carrying cases with convertible handles for two-angle viewing which would make it easier for the students for both watching and typing.
Rechelle Greenidge, manager of Retail Banking Channels at CIBC FirstCaribbean, explained why the branch made the presentation. “One of our staff members has a child at the Challenor Centre and realised that her son was the only student in his class who had a tablet.
She then made a case to her colleagues to include the centre on the branch’s Adopt-a-Cause programme, so that the other children in the class could be outfitted and online classes can start.”
Deputy principal at the Centre, Juliette Cumberbatch, in accepting the gift of the tablets, said the Challenor Centre is not included in the Ministry of Education’s distribution of tablets and that there are some parents who are unable to purchase them for their children.
They were therefore very grateful to the staff at CIBC FirstCaribbean, Sheraton, for including the school in their Adopt-a-Cause programme.
She further explained that the centre will be downloading Google Classroom and a variety of apps to allow the children the most advantageous use of the technology and they will engage in PE via their new devices, she added.
In addition to the tablets, the branch members also presented the centre with over 200 masks for both adults and children for use when parents are unable to purchase or the students forget their masks at home. (PR)