Class 3 Students from West Terrace Primary Gets a Surprise (And So Did the School)

Close to 100 Class 3 students at the West Terrace Primary School went home happier Friday, each with a brand new Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet in hand from The Aron & Christina Foundation, while the St James school will be outfitted with free Wi-Fi compliments of Columbus Business Solutions (CBS).

(L to R) Vice President of CBS, Mr. Jaggernauth Dass; MP for St James South, Donville Inniss and Flow's VP of Sales & Communications Shelly-Ann Hee-Chung

(L to R) Vice President of CBS, Mr. Jaggernauth Dass; MP for St James South, Donville Inniss and Flow’s VP of Sales & Communications Shelly-Ann Hee-Chung

Aron Truss, co-founder of the Aron & Christina Foundation, noted that “Ensuring a high quality education for our students in Barbados remains a challenge for a variety of reasons, including funding constraints. We aim to contribute to better education for children in Barbados especially in the rural area. We believe that all children should be encouraged to learn and given the best opportunity to succeed.”

Andy Stewart told the children how a computer from IBM used to be as big as the room they were in, and the same way technology advanced – he hopes the students will do likewise.

Andy Stewart told the children how a computer from IBM used to be as big as the room they were in, and the same way technology advanced – he hopes the students will do likewise.

In thanking CBS for assisting with sourcing the tablets, The Andrew Stewart Charitable Foundation and its’ founder Mr. Andrew Stewart and other donors for generously donating the funds to purchase the tablets, Truss added that this initiative, was aimed to connect children to all possibilities through access to technology: “Tablet-based learning programmes will provide many of our children with an unlimited information resource that they would otherwise not have had.

(left) Principal Beverley Burrowes holds a mic for Naomi Simpson and Shyriah Williams to render a thank you poem for Andy Stewart, Aron Trus, Donville Inniss and the Flow team

(left) Principal Beverley Burrowes holds a mic for Naomi Simpson and Shyriah Williams to render a thank you poem for Andy Stewart, Aron Trus, Donville Inniss and the Flow team

Last September the Aron & Christina Foundation presented 350 Samsung tablets to Class 3 students at several other Government Primary Schools.

Vice president of CBS, Mr. Jaggernauth Dass, said “Wi-Fi is essential to our children’s 21st Century education. Not having it sets up even greater roadblocks to an already challenging future. Primary and secondary schools now require “business-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout school buildings, campuses, and districts. CBS cost-effectively delivers these features – and more – so schools can take homework, research and studying to the next level.”

Oliver Nicholas, Columbus' Residential Sales Manager, advising students how to care their new tablets...

Oliver Nicholas, Columbus’ Residential Sales Manager, advising students how to care their new tablets…

Member of Parliament for St James South, Donville Inniss, said ” This donation is in keeping with the Governments desire to give our students access to the latest technology as a way of enhancing their education and we are very appreciative of the contribution by the Aron and Christina Foundation and the Andrew Stewart Foundation.”

Andy Stewart made this young girl's day with a Samsung Tab 3 as her teacher observed

Andy Stewart made this young girl’s day with a Samsung Tab 3 as her teacher observed

He further added “We also want to express gratitude to CBS for providing free Wi-Fi to the school, which will not only benefit the students and staff but also the parents and the wider community.”

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