Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic during the first quarter of 2020, and virtual learning became the norm, the opportunity arose to source devices for the less fortunate students to ensure that they would not be at a disadvantage.
Consequently, a request was submitted to the International Aid and Development Commission (CIAD) based in Paris to provide needy students within the communities of the Fatima Parish with an opportunity to participate in educational classes held online. Approval was received from CIAD and an amount of EUR $2,987.45 was received.
The tablets were ordered in August 2020 and eventually cleared last month. The presentation ceremony took place at the Loubiere Resource Centre on Tuesday, January 26.
The parish priest, Fr Francis Nwachukwu led the opening prayer and blessed the devices. Brief remarks were made by President of the Conference, Kathleen John-Baptiste.
Students mainly from the Fatima parish, dressed in their various school uniforms, were happy to receive their new learning tool. Two devices were donated to Blessed Peter Dundas Conference, Belles and one to St Anne’s Conference. Ainsworth Irish, Vice President of the Fatima Conference, gave the vote of thanks, reiterating the need for strict monitoring of these devices by parents, guardians, and teachers. (Taken from Our Catholic Community)