Mr. Mark Wilkin, Managing Director of Carib Brewery Ltd (St. Kitts and Nevis), who represented the ANSA McAL Foundation presented the Minister of Education, Youth, Social & Community Development, the Honourable Jonel Powell with devices for the students of St. Kitts and Nevis.
On Thursday December 31st 2020 the ANSA McAL Foundation presented the Ministry of Education with 100 Tablets to assist in equipping students of St. Kitts and Nevis with devices to facilitate virtual learning.
Mark Wilkin, Managing Director of Carib Brewery (St Kitts & Nevis) Ltd representing the ANSA McAL Foundation explained that the tablets were purchased with funds raised from the ‘One Caribbean One Future One Yard’ virtual benefit concert which aired on Friday 30th October 2020.
The unmatched virtual concert which was powered by the ANSA McAL Group of Companies and produced by Ultimate Events Ltd, 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.
Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Honourable Jonel Powell who accepted the tablets on behalf of the Ministry, expressed his pleasure at the role of ANSA McAL in addressing some of the most critical needs of students in the face of the Covid 19 Pandemic given its impact on the Education System.
Also in attendance at the ceremony was Director of the Education Management Information System, Mr. Christopher Herbert; Deputy Chief Education Officer Mr. Francil Morris and Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mr. Melvon Bassue. Each official expressed gratitude on behalf of their respective departments noting that the tablets will be distributed to schools in St. Kitts and Nevis over the next few weeks.
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, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Grenada 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
Wednesday 06th January 2021