DIGICEL HELPS REFURBISH I.T. LAB AT ELLERSLIE

STUDENTS at the Ellerslie Secondary School started this Term with one of their Information Technology (IT) labs being newly refurbished by DIGICEL (Barbados) Ltd. and a number of other corporate entities.

Digicel's CEO Johnny Ingle and his son JJ (left) take a break from painting to speak to Principal of Ellerslie, Major Errol Brathwaite, during the recent refurbishment of one of the school’s IT lab

Digicel’s CEO Johnny Ingle and his son JJ (left) take a break from painting to speak to Principal of Ellerslie, Major Errol Brathwaite, during the recent refurbishment of one of the school’s IT lab

The work, including painting of the room, replacing all the windows and doors, repairing the floor and installing new air-conditioned units and a printer, was carried out in collaboration with Berger Paints, Oran, H&B Hardware, Williams Equipment, D&M Construction and Promotech.

CEO of Digicel, Johnny Ingle, explained: “Last year, we launched the Corey Wood Memorial Mentorship Programme at the school in honour of former head boy and former Switch Engineer with Digicel, Corey Wood, who died unexpectedly in 2014. During the course of the programme, we became aware of the dire state of the IT labs and decided to do all we could to ensure that by the start of the new school year at least one would be brought back up to standard, in terms of the best environment in which the students could learn.”

Some of the Digicel staff members who assisted with the refurbishment of the IT lab at Ellerslie Secondary School.

Some of the Digicel staff members who assisted with the refurbishment of the IT lab at Ellerslie Secondary School.

He said some 15 Digicel employees pitched in to get the job done and added: “I want to say a huge thank you to them as well as to the various businesses that assisted us with this venture. Without them it would not have been possible and we are happy to see that, like Digicel, there are many other companies out there that recognise the importance of investing in the education of our future leaders.”

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