April 27th, 2017. Grenada Christian Academy, Pearls, St. Andrew became the beneficiary of the latest donation of refurbished IT equipment from the DonateIT initiative.
Three newly repaired computers were donated to the school and accepted on its behalf by IT teacher, Mr. Dienes Coutain. In expressing his pleasure on the receipt of the equipment he stated “we are so very fortunate to be receiving these computers, as the school is juggling a very challenging situation right now. The lack of available equipment for the students necessitates that exams are taken in batches, as all students cannot be accommodated in one sitting. This really is not an ideal situation. The addition of the three systems will allow more students to have adequate access and increase their productivity. Times are changing, even some school exams now have to be taken online. Therefore, with more donations like this other schools can also benefit,” he concluded.
Current circumstances facing the Grenada Christian Academy, are echoed in a high number of learning institutions across the Tri-island state. This is a matter of concern particularly at secondary and even tertiary level, where the long-term effects for students can be severely detrimental in terms of their preliminary interface with the workforce and/or further studies on island or abroad. With the expectation, on all sides, that a minimal level of comfort with IT usage, in its various forms, is now part of the status quo, individuals lacking even an elementary grasp of these skills are immediately placed at a disadvantage.
“With no way to circumvent the march of global technology it is incumbent upon those of us who can assist to explore our ability to do so. This fact has been the driving impetus behind DonateIT, which once again sends out a call to corporate citizens, large and small, and the private citizens of the Spice Isles to donate their used technology,” stated DonateIT representative, Garth Thompson.
DonateIT, a collaborative initiative between Mod1 Technology Solutions & AllyDay Creative Projects, reminds persons that donations of any IT related related equipment, from keyboards to printers, and even smaller IT components can be used as parts for repair work being undertaken under the programme, and will be gratefully accepted. To date the programme has been in in receipt of donated equipment from TVA Consultants Ltd. & Steele’s Auto Supplies Ltd.