Flow unveils Multi Island Tech Kids Project this weekend in the City

Children between the ages of five and nine will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the exciting world of technology as telecommunications provider Flow hosts its inaugural Tech Kids Project.

Forming part of the company’s ‘Let Christmas Flow‘ campaign, the initiative takes place on Saturday, December 19th at Flow’s retail store on Swan Street between 10am and 12pm. Participants will be awarded prizes for demonstrating their creativity in the design of Christmas cards, along with demonstrating their competency in using computer devices and online programmes.

"The unique value of technology as a learning tool is no longer in question and we know that it can change the way children think, learn and how they interact with their peers and adults," according to Marilyn Sealy, Director of Communications, Flow Barbados.

The unique value of technology as a learning tool is no longer in question and we know that it can change the way children think, learn and how they interact with their peers and adults,” according to Marilyn Sealy, Director of Communications, Flow Barbados.

“Just over a decade ago, only a handful of schools had computers. Now, with increased usage of technology in the classroom it’s crucial. Already, children have shown comfort and confidence in using computers and they can turn them on, follow pictorial directions, and use situational and visual cues to understand and reason about their activity.”

During the in-store event, the young participants will each be provided with a promotional tablet and they will compete for prizes in the popular Temple Run online game, while their Christmas cards will be posted to Facebook for Flow customers and friends to vote for their favourite.

Winners will then return to the store on Christmas Eve to receive their prizes and awards.

Thanks to recent technological developments, even children with physical and developmental disabilities can use the computer with ease and we very much welcome their participation,” added Sealy.

“Besides enhancing their mobility and sense of control, computers can help improve their self-esteem, and from our experience with similar initiatives, typing on the keyboard does not seem to cause them any trouble, in fact, it seems to be a source of pride. We hope to reinforce these elements with the Tech Kids Project.”

The local event has been scheduled to coincide with similar activities in Jamaica, Dominica and St. Kitts & Nevis.

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