La Brea Students to receive devices
28 January, 2021 -- Port-of-Spain: Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) is the latest donor to the Ministry of Education’s Adopt A School programme, which facilitates the donation of devices to students across Trinidad and Tobago. The La Brea-based organization presented devices to two La Brea schools in a ceremonial handover attended by Dr. the Honourable, Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Education on Thursday 29 January 2021, at the Ministry’s Head Office in Port of Spain.
Minister Gadsby-Dolly conveyed thanks to Corporate Services Manager, TGU, Saira Ramlogan, and her team. “I commend you and your employees for the level of care that you continue to extend to your immediate community. Your service, commitment and support again underscores that it truly takes a village to secure the best opportunities for our children. The Ministry of Education is grateful to you, and each donor that comes forward to expedite students’ access to devices. It is a demonstration of our nation working together in the best interest of the next generation,” said Minister Gadsby-Dolly.
Students from the eight schools in TGU’s fence line community—one secondary and seven primary—will benefit from the donation of 450 devices. The schools are Vessigny Secondary, La Brea R.C. Primary, Brighton A.C. Primary, Vance River R.C. Primary, Guapo Government Primary, Rousillac Hindu S.D.M.S Primary, Rousillac Presbyterian Primary and Delhi Hindu S.D.M.S. Primary.
TGU has truly answered the call to adopt a school and has gone beyond delivering devices to giving yeoman support to the schools of La Brea and environs. TGU’s involvement with these schools predate Thursday’s donation and includes infrastructural support and repairs, outfitting schools with sanitization stations for washing hands upon entry and grocery vouchers to students in the school feeding programme. Each project is powered by the volunteerism of TGU’s employees and focuses on projects related to health, safety and youth development to name a few.