IGT, in association with The Barbados Lottery, recently donated computers and other equipment to the Learning Centre in Orange Hill.
This contribution represented the second phase of equipment donations from IGT. When the facility opened nine years ago, IGT provided advanced technology as part of its After School Advantage (ASA) programme.
The recent donation includes 10 desktop computers, each unit equipped with a monitor, headset, webcam, speaker and mouse, as well as 10 UPS power management devices and a printer with ink. A projector and whiteboard were also installed at the Learning Centre.
“Long-term commitments such as this one are absolutely what our ASA programme aims to achieve. We are pleased to be able to improve access to Information Technology for this community.” Blackett noted.
He also acknowledged the suppliers of the various items – PBS Limited, Colour XL and Do it Best – for their input.
The Learning Centre’s Principal expressed gratitude for the donation and for the ongoing corporate support for the Centre as it serves the needs of learning challenged children from lower income households.
“We remain grateful to IGT for their support and can speak to the tremendous positive impact this programme has in helping the youngsters develop valuable skills and realise their full potential,” she stated.
The Centre serves over 70 such children, some as young as four years old. Several former students have gone on to rewarding careers in different fields.