Minister of Education, Youth and Information, the Honourable Fayval Williams (right), received tablets from Mr. Shashi Mahase, General Manager of Berger Paints Jamaica and representative of the ANSA McAL Foundation.
On Friday 18th December 2020, the ANSA McAL Foundation donated 100 Tablets to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in Jamaica. These tablets were purchased with funds raised from the ‘ONE YARD’ virtual benefit concert which aired on Friday 30th October 2020. The concert which was powered by the ANSA McAL Group of Companies showcased some of the best talent in the region and had the very important objective of facilitating access to remote learning for children throughout the Caribbean during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Over the next few weeks the tablets will be distributed to the George Headley Primary School, St. Patrick’s Primary School, Unity Primary School, Villa Road Primary School, Brompton Primary, Tarrant High, Bull Savannah Primary School, McAuley Primary, Priory Primary and Infant Schools and Bellefield High School through Jamaica’s Ministry of Education One Laptop or Tablet Per Child Initiative.
Attending the handover ceremony was the Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Honourable Fayval Williams and General Manager, Berger Paints Jamaica – Mr. Shashi Mahase representing the ANSA McAL Foundation. The Principals of each of the recipient schools attended virtually.
Through the special ONE CARIBBEAN FUTURE FUND created with the funds raised from the ONE YARD concert, the ANSA McAL Foundation has already distributed tablets to Ministries of Education in Trinidad and Barbados. The Foundation will also be distributing tablets before the end of the year to Guyana, Grenada, and St Kitts and Nevis to assist these islands which have also been grappling with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on their education systems.
Corporate Communications Department
ANSA McAL Group of Companies
Monday 28th December 2020