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JM | Feb 17, 2022

FFP Jamaica donates 30 tablets to Government initiative

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Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica donating 30 tablets to the ‘One Laptop or Tablet Per Child’ initiative on Tuesday, February 15. (Photo: Facebook @FoodForThePoorJ)

Charitable organisation Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica donated 30 tablet devices to the National Education Trust (NET) in support of the Jamaican Government’s ‘One Laptop or Tablet Per Child’ initiative.

The donation, made on Tuesday (February 15), was made possible through a Canada-wide collaborative effort with the Jamaican Consul General in Toronto, office of the High Commissioner of Jamaica to Canada, Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations (AJAA), Food For The Poor Canada, and members of the Jamaican Diaspora who all came together to raise funds to source the tablets.

The ‘one laptop or tablet’ initiative, a project of the education ministry amid the negative impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, seeks to ensure needy Jamaican students have the tools to maximise learning in an increasingly digital environment.

Education Minister Fayval Williams, alongside State Foreign Affairs Minister Leslie Campbell, endorsed the partnership between FFP Jamaica and the Government.

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