TUESDAY DECEMBER 5 2017: Kids In Need of Direction (KIND) utilised their Digicel Foundation EPIC grant of $33,750, to equip their computer lab with seven desktop computers and a multimedia projector which will assist with their Computer Literacy Programme ‘KIND Connect’.
Speaking at a Media launch on November 20, KIND’s Community Outreach and Social Services Officer, Dafina Tyson, thanked the Digicel Foundation for making ‘KIND Connect’, a reality. She announced, “Not only does this grant help in meeting the aim of the programme to teach computer literacy skills but it also helps us become a resource space for the youth, keeping them connected with information and opportunities via the internet.”
‘KIND Connect’ will cater to parents, caregivers and children of the Laventille and Beetham Communities.
Kids In Need of Direction (KIND) is a charitable organization founded fifteen (15) years ago and been providing assistance to disadvantaged children throughout Trinidad and Tobago within the parameters of education, nutrition, medical assistance, vocational training, emotional counselling and Sport.
The Digicel Foundation’s EPIC initiative was established in March 2016 to provide funding to community and faith-based organisations, as well as other non-governmental organisations to implement small scale projects throughout Trinidad and Tobago. The donation makes KIND one of twenty grant recipients for 2017.