Well done on computer labs Hanover Charities, Food For the Poor

Well done on computer labs Hanover Charities, Food For the Poor

Monday, October 28, 2019

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LUCEA, Hanover - Hanover Charities (HC), in partnership with Food For the Poor Jamaica, has invested over $5.6 million for the building and outfitting of new computer labs in four primary schools, three of which were opened in the parish this month, the three being the Cove Primary, Pell River Primary and St Simons Primary.

The computer lab for the fourth school, Askenish All -Age, was opened earlier this year, said chair of Hanover Charities Katrin Casserly.

Of the four schools, Askenish All-Age was the only one that already had a building available. As a result, Askenish was assisted with renovation and furnishing of the space. A total of 58 computers were donated to all four computer labs this year, three of which were fully constructed from scratch, said Casserly.

Principal of Pell River Primary Opal Delisser expressed gratitude and lauded the works of HC, saying: “Pell River has never been recognised this much and in such a positive manner...This is a big deal for us and we are so appreciative to Hanover Charites and partners for this beautiful computer lab.”

Casserly added that “HC believes that no matter where a child grows up, he or she should have the same access to the best resources that foster advanced learning”.

“The official opening of the computer rooms is a major milestone for these schools as many primary educational institutions within the rural area do not have access to advanced technology training labs as they should,” she said.

“As part of its mission to help improve education in the parish, Hanover Charities (HC) searches for critical projects that reach underprivileged students in the community.”

Representatives from Hanover Charities, Food for the Poor Jamaica, PTA and community representatives and the Member of Parliament Ian Hayles were present at the opening ceremonies for each school.

— Horace Hines

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