TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Speyside High and Mason Hall Secondary are two of the eight schools to participate in the Digicel Foundation’s Digital Citizenship Programme. The programme launched in Tobago on March 11 subsequent to which, the Foundation team with IT partner Tech Flex, installed twenty computers at both schools to further support the students on their digital education journey.
Prior to the installation, teachers from both Speyside High and Mason Hall Secondary participated in a 6 week CISCO IT Essentials Course. After passing the exams, the schools were gifted the desktop computers and one year’s free fibre high- speed broadband service, courtesy Digicel Home Entertainment. The teacher training, donation of equipment and internet connectivity creates a foundation for the students from these schools to excel in this technology driven world.
The students anxiously assisted with setting up the IT lab with the new computers, with some using the opportunity to surf the web and start their self-paced classes. The new lab provides each child at the school with the opportunity to develop technology skills that connects them with an inevitable digital future.
Mr. Dale Peters, Principal of the Speyside High School and Principal at Mason Hall Secondary Ms. Suanne Demas, expressed their appreciation for being included in the programme. The Programme allows students to explore alternative careers, build entrepreneurial skills and discover all things digital to better prepare them to navigate the IT world.
The Digital Citizenship Programme is collaboration between Cisco, the UWI Open Campus IT Academy, the Ministry of Education and the Tobago Division of Education, Innovation and Energy. The programme is part of Digicel Foundation’s global mandate to create a world where no one gets left behind.