Teenage

Dallas Castle

Tuesday, July 03, 2012    

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Samantha Chantrelle, Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation, speaks with students from Dallas Primary and Junior High School in Dallas Castle, St Andrew on their visit to the Digicel Headquarters. Their visit was a part of the students' participation in the Ms and Mr Dallas Competition which is designed to foster self-confidence and awareness.

The sashes worn by students represent the companies that have supported the school over the years including the Digicel Foundation. ZoAnn Brown (right) is Ms Digicel.

Dallas Primary and Junior High School is one of 58 Jamaican schools currently benefiting from the Enrichment Initiative which is a joint project of the Digicel Foundation and the Ministry of Education. This initiative was launched in 2009 with the goal of achieving 100% literacy by 2015. It involves the provision by the Digicel Foundation of mobile enrichment carts equipped with netbooks loaded with literacy and numeracy programmes, training of teachers in the use of the material, and provision of Internet access through Digicel's 4G Broadband service.

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