KINGSTON, Jamaica— Kemtek Development and Construction Limited (KDC) has donated 100 tablets valued at approximately $1.5 million to five schools, in support of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s ‘One Laptop or Tablet per Child Initiative’.
Beneficiaries are Steer Town Primary and Junior High, Annotto Bay Primary, York Town Primary, Seaward Primary and Junior High and Seaforth Primary. Each school will receive 20 tablets.
The ministry’s application will be uploaded to the devices to be part of its Device Management System, for distribution to the beneficiary schools.
The devices were handed over to the ministry at National Heroes Circle in Kingston, on Wednesday (December 9).
In her address at the ceremony, Portfolio Minister, Fayval Williams, thanked the company for the generous contribution.
She said the ministry welcomes the partnership of more public and private sector organisations in the initiative.
“Your contribution is going to go a long way in helping 100 students across rural Jamaica… . I would like to say a big thank you to a corporate entity such as Kemtek for stepping forward to help our children and ensuring they have the device,” she said.