DIGICEL BRINGS SMILES TO STUDENTS AT ELLERTON SPECIAL UNIT & ERDISTON SPECIAL SCHOOL
DIGICEL Barbados continued its SMILE campaign recently by sharing some joy with the students of the Ellerton Special Unit and the Erdiston Special School.
The mobile telecommunications company presented both schools with Android tablets to assist in enhancing the education programme for the students.
Digicel’s Marketing Executive, Randy Howard, explained that the presentations were a major part of the ongoing SMILE promotion where Digicel was giving Barbadians something to smile about.
“We have been engaging our customers for the past few weeks to SMILE and now we are spreading it to these deserving students at these two schools. Technology plays such a major role in all of our lives today, whether it be in business, an educational tool, or simply for recreational purposes.
“We therefore wanted the students of these schools to be a part of this technology as there are many programmes that can assist with their learning process. We know that these devices will come in very handy for them,” Howard explained.
Head teacher at Ellerton’s Special Unit, Donna Holder, expressed her school’s gratitude by saying: “We have a number of students who have speech difficulties and we find that it is usually easier for them to express themselves on devices such as the ones we have received from Digicel.
“These tablets will definitely enhance our class-room experience and we want to thank Digicel for introducing this new technology to our students, this is greatly appreciated by the students and staff of Ellerton.”
Similar sentiments were expressed by principal of Erdiston’s Special School, Cheryl Forde, who noted that the new technology would definitely boost the teaching experience at her school:
“We are really in need of technology at the school, especially for our autistic students and those who have challenges communicating. I know the students will definitely enjoy using these tablets not only in class but also when we go on our tours. We are extremely happy that Digicel has made this generous donation to our school and we sincerely thank them.”
Over the coming weeks and months, Digicel will continue to provide varying levels of support to a number of institutions and organizations across the island.