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A Trini-Canadian with a passion for helping children remains committed to support learning and affording students throughout Trinidad and Tobago the opportunity to succeed.

In late June in the last school term, 25 tablets (mobile devices) were donated to Malick Girls’ RC School. The occasion was marked by a small ceremony chaired and addressed by the Principal, Joy Rush; the organiser and facilitator of the digital empowerment drive and former general manager of Catholic Media Services Limited (Camsel), Lucille Nathu; Adrian Leonce, Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the MP for the community; Fr Steve Ransome, manager of the school and Sterling Jacobs, of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM).

In her brief remarks while presenting the tablets, Nathu said that she remained committed to supporting parents, children and teachers who are required to adapt to a challenging learning environment due to the pandemic.

Several other schools and parish communities have already received tablets and ongoing monetary donations. Six other Catholic primary schools to date have received tablets: Nelson Street Boys’ and Girls’ RC, Bethlehem Boys’, and Girls’ RC, Cipero RC, Brasso Seco RC, St Dominic’s Home, the Kindness Makes a Difference Foundation (KMAD) and the La Romaine Migrant Community (LAMS).

MP Leonce thanked all present for the role they play in supporting the families and children, saying that he, as a former teacher, understands the challenges faced. He thanked Nathu and the benefactor for their continued support.

In expressing gratitude, the school’s principal noted that in a school of 157 students, 147 children would now be online.