Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Matura charity receives a gift of technology from Digicel Foundation

The children pose with their guardian and co-founder of Charity Promotions, Kathleen Hypolite and Project Coordinator at the Digicel Foundation, Diana Mathura-Hobson (second from right)

The children pose with their guardian and co-founder of Charity Promotions, Kathleen Hypolite and Project Coordinator at the Digicel Foundation, Diana Mathura-Hobson (second from right)

There was lots of excitement recently at Charity Promotions located in Matura when they received the gift of technology under the Digicel Foundation Community Engagement Programme.

Kathleen Hypolite, one of the founders of the organisation could not contain her joy when she received the four desktop computers, complete with windows 10 suite and a printer/scanner all valued at TT$7,500. 

“This donation will provide the children with the technological leverage to complete their school work and bring them into the 21st Century” she explained.

Charity Promotions, a non-profit organisation whose co-founder is Hamilton Hypolite, assists underprivileged children and families from the Matura community and is home to five children ages 2 years to 12 years.

Having been without computer access for the past four years, the children took to the technology, learning about verbs, fishes and the Bible.

The Digicel Foundation Community Engagement Programme provides small grants to organisations to assist with implementing small scale projects in communities.

Thus far five organisations/projects have benefitted from this programme. Alta, New Beginnings Learning Centre, Strategic Learning and Special Education Institute, the Water Front Relief Centre and Flood Victims Relief in November 2017.

 

 

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