Ed Programme gets Support
After-school programmes for ’At Risk‘ youth were given a boost when corporate sponsor PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) donated 15 computers and laptop bags to the after-school curriculum set up by the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment.
The programme aims to expose ‘At Risk’ youth to as many different social, recreational, sporting and educational activities as possible.
Students from each of the government primary schools are chosen to participate in the programme. In the syllabus, students receive a clear cut set of courses that focus on homework, a sporting activity for that term, and arts and crafts. Other areas included are music, computers, literacy, social skills, table etiquette, cooking and dance.
Peter Small, a partner from PwC stated, “We believe in investing in the future. Technology is ever changing, and it has become fundamental both in the education system and the corporate world. Mr. Small continued, to state “Assisting the ‘At Risk’ program by providing technology in a structured environment enhances the value to the curriculum the kids receive, which in turn enhances the value in our community and future”
Programme coordinator of ‘At Risk’ youth in the Ministry, Mr Michael Myles said, “PwC has been instrumental with ensuring the programmes the Ministry has implemented become successful. On behalf of the Minister and Ministry of Education, Training and Employment, we thank PwC for their generous donations and support. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage other corporate citizens to join the Ministry’s vision of ensuring that every student is provided with a valuable education.”
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