A THOUSAND TABLETS TO ‘CONNECT’ SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOLS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 01, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – “We are now ready to be part of online learning.” This was the sentiment expressed by Dianne Le Cointe, Principal of the Happy Haven Special School after receiving tablets for students with special needs in Tobago. The COVID-19 pandemic forced education systems into virtual learning globally. However, this posed a problem for children who did not have access to the necessary equipment and technology needed to adapt to this unprecedented change. While plans to support students from mainstream schools became a priority, the Digicel Foundation intervened to provide assistance to special needs schools.