Variety Barbados provides $20,000 assist for Special Needs students

Each and every pupil in special schools and units across Barbados could have their own tablet to use in class if corporate Barbados contributes.

Donating one smart board, one smart board stand, 20 tablets and 10 computers to six Special Needs Units, Executive Director of Variety – the Children’s Charity, Donnah Russell explained how it became possible for them to make a donation;-

Each tablet setup for the special need student came with a screen protector and protective case which brought it to a value of $900 in total.

Each tablet setup for the special need student came with a screen protector and protective case which brought it to a value of $900 in total.

Chief Barker, Variety, Jacqui McDermott therefore added members of the business community can consider this a small amount;-

In addition, she thanked all of the organisations and networking which made the donation possible;-

Acting Deputy Chief Education Officer, Mrs Joy Adamson, says there is no truth to a belief that tablets are beyond the understanding of Special Needs pupils.

In fact, if correctly used, she sees the innovation as a means of levelling the playing field between what was previously considered normal children and those deemed differently abled;-

In fact, if correctly used, she sees the innovation as a means of levelling the playing field between what was previously considered normal children and those deemed differently abled;-

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