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Morant Bay Primary gets literacy day boost from FLOW Foundation

Monday, September 18, 2017

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MORANT Bay Primary School in St Thomas has benefitted from a further boost to its literacy programme.

This was possible through the donation of a 55-inch SMART television from FLOW Foundation.

The television was handed over to Principal Esther McGowan by Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation, on Friday, September 8 — International Literacy Day.

McGowan noted that the donation would go a far way in improving the literacy programme at the rural institution.

Vice-principal and former literacy coordinator at the school, Fay Lindsay, boasted about the gains made over the past two years in improving the literacy rate at the school.

“We have already improved our literacy rate by over 30 per cent, and this donation will go a far way in helping to advance the skills of the students. We are living in a digital world and for some children you have to employ technology to help them learn,” Lindsay said.

Commenting on the initiative, Miller shared that that children and their education are always a concern to the telecoms company.

“I am extremely pleased that the school has been making strides with literacy development, and as we were four years ago when we donated the computer lab, we remain committed to helping the institution grow from strength to strength,” said Miller

In addition to the television, FLOW also installed a dedicated high-speed internet connection for the reading room facility. The donation follows the computer lab which was created by the Flow Foundation at the school six years ago.

International Literacy Day was this year celebrated under the theme 'Literacy in a Digital World'.

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