Synetech donates electronic tablets to Human Services Ministry
– Devices to be used at Children & Family Centre to advance online education
Synetech has donated several electronic tablets to the Human Services and Social Security Ministry with the aim of providing equitable, quality education to vulnerable students in institutional care in the COVID-19 era.
Synetech’s representatives Annalisa Beharry and Nerissa Moore handed over the devices to Dr Vindhya Persaud and her Permanent Secretary, Shannielle Hoosein-Outar on Friday.
In accepting the donation, Minister Persaud stated that Synetech has demonstrated its commitment to working with vulnerable children who were removed from difficult circumstances and placed into institutional care.
She added that “these children’s education should not be interrupted, and these devices would enable them to have continuous access to online classes.”
Later in the day, Minister Persaud and Hoosein-Outar delivered the tablets to the Children and Family Centre which is located in Plum Park, Sophia.
During her interaction with the children, Persaud encouraged them to earnestly pursue their studies since “education opens a plethora of the endless opportunities.”
Many of the recipients who received the tablets were either in Grades 9, 10 or 11, and happily revealed to Minster Persaud their varied career ambitions which included becoming teachers, doctors, accountants and lawyers. The centre functions as a halfway home for families who are less fortunate and transitioning.