REACH Grenada Honours its Promise with Continued Provision of Vital Resources to Schools
REACH Grenada has funded a second annual supply of printing paper and ink cartridges for St Andrew’s Parish schools to help maintain the good use being made of the state-of-the-art laptops, printer and photocopiers already purchased and successfully installed in eighteen schools by REACH Grenada in February 2009.
This continued provision bears testament to REACH Grenada’s long-term commitment to help raise standards in St Andrew’s Parish Primary schools. REACH Grenada works in close partnership with the schools to provide equipment and resources (all locally sourced to support the economy) that will help to improve the quality of school management, teaching and learning.
REACH Grenada’s generous contribution and continued support is helping to develop leadership in the St Andrew’s Parish schools by enabling Principals to more easily store data, correspond with the Ministry of Education, keep records, print materials for staff meetings and produce good quality lesson plans and resources. Bernadette Christopher, Principal at St Andrew’s Methodist School, says: “Teachers who were computer illiterate are now confident users and teaching other staff to use the ICT resources.”
In addition, the students greatly benefit from the resources and printed worksheets produced for individual use in the classroom and are encouraged to carry out tasks using the laptops independently, as Father Edward Mark, Principal at St Andrew’s Anglican School, comments: “We are introducing all our children to the computers and giving them the opportunity to use them.”