Donation of tablets to the schools in Grand Turk
On March 20th of this year, we saw the closure of schools in our country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The subsequent reopening of schools saw a transition to online modalities of learning as a result of the pandemic.
The closure of schools presented huge challenges to both children and their parents, especially for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The transition from the traditional classroom setting to home schooling was a disruption for virtually every child in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Even in the darkest of times, there are opportunities for people to shine. Mr. Allan Robinson, a sterling citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, donated twenty-three (23) tablets to assist students in the community of Grand Turk. As a result of his generous donation, Mr. Robinson helped to ensure that low-income students are equipped with the tools necessary for remote learning. His financial support had a direct impact on students’ learning and confirms the fact that similar support from members of the community is what is needed to ensure the continuation of teaching and learning during these changing and challenging times
The Minister of Education, Honourable Karen Malcolm, stated that she was absolutely delighted for this act of kindness and that it was very timely. She expressed gratitude to Mr. Robinson for his generous donation and encouraged the students to care for the tablets and to utilize them to the best of their ability.
The Ministry of Education expresses sincere thanks to Mr. Robinson for his kind donation and encourages other members of the community to become partners in education.