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Regional Bank Donates 40 Computers

Regional Bank Donates 40 Computers
30 June 2020, 05:16 AM
Covid 19

Students of the John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools are now better equipped for online learning with a recent donation of 40 desktop computers.

The donation was made to the schools by CIBC FirstCaribbean.

Mr Glenn Whewell, one of the teachers managing the laptop loans at John Gray High School said, “Access to live lessons for some students remained a challenge as sadly not all students had a desktop or in other cases may be sharing devices. We greatly appreciate the kind gesture from FirstCaribbean Bank which will now enable more students to further their learning and complete tasks more efficiently”

“More importantly, access to the donated desktops will not only assist disadvantaged students while at home but also when they return to the classroom later on in the year,” he added.

Technology Manager Algon Nixon at CIBC FirstCaribbean who coordinated the bank’s donation stated, “CIBC FirstCaribbean will always work to support the local community. Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life. We hope this can help a student in need of a computer.”

Mark McIntyre, Managing Director for the bank’s Cayman Operating Company, said “These days it is difficult to imagine working without suitable computer equipment. Many people however struggle to improve their computer literacy which is often the result of limited resources. We are hopeful the bank's donation will enhance access to computer education for the children and youths of John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools and eliminate a potential barrier in their educational journey."