Northern Manchester Gets Technology Boost

Evadne Cowell (right), training specialist, Digicel Foundation, presents new Digicel 4G broadband modems to principals from 12 all-age and primary schools in Manchester. Occasion was the handover of computers and Digicel modems to 12 schools as part of the foundation's Project 1000 initiative at the Greenvale Community Centre on Friday, February 28.

Evadne Cowell (right), training specialist, Digicel Foundation, presents new Digicel 4G broadband modems to principals from 12 all-age and primary schools in Manchester. Occasion was the handover of computers and Digicel modems to 12 schools as part of the foundation’s Project 1000 initiative at the Greenvale Community Centre on Friday, February 28.

The Digicel Foundation‘s Project 1000 has moved a  step closer in meeting the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal of achieving 100 per cent literacy by 2015. The Foundation donated five computers to twelve schools in northern Manchester in a hand over ceremony held on February 28, at the Greenvale Computer Lab in Manchester.

The schools set to benefit from this initiative are: Somerset All-Age, Medina All-Age, Comfort Hall All-Age, Colely Mountain all-Age, Fairfield Primary, Huntley All-Age, Nazareth All-Age, Bethany Primary, Harry Watch All-Age, Hatfield Primary and Junior High, Auchtembeddie Primary, and Mayfield Basic School.

“We remain committed to ensuring the further growth and development of students across Jamaica. Since the launch of Project 1000, nearly 3,000 students have benefited from this programme” stated Samantha Chantrelle, CEO of the Digicel Foundation. The foundation remains committed to playing an active part in the growth and development of students Islandwide. Nearly 3,000 students have benefited from the Project 1000 programme.

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