WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – As technology continues to evolve at a phenomenal pace in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, there is a great advantage in being computer literate. Adults in the San Fernando and environs now have the opportunity to access community literacy classes through the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services - Adult Education Unit’s very first Information Communication Technology Laboratory. The Adult Education Life Long Learning Programme teamed up with the Digicel Foundation through its Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) Programme to develop the ICT Lab, which launched last week.
Ten desktop computers valued TT$35,000 were contributed to the ICT lab to complete the community space in Cipero Street, San Fernando. Speaking at a small launch to handover the computers, Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Hon. Donna Cox expressed that she was “honoured to officially launch the Adult Education Programme’s first Ministry - directed community Information Communication Technology Laboratory in the country. This initiative ensures that residents have access to ICT and the skill set to navigate the technology. The programme is part of Government’s strategic focus to revitalize the national economy and increase sustainability throughout our households and communities.”
This public sector partnership with the Ministry closely aligns with the Digicel Foundation’s strategic objectives to empower and support sustainable community development through access to technology and educational opportunities.