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Digicel Foundation Promotes STEM Education on Read Across Jamaica Day

Read Across Jam (1080 x 720 px)Kingston, Jamaica – May 07th, 2024 - Digicel Foundation reaffirms its commitment to advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education by participating in Read Across Jamaica Day. On Tuesday, May 7, Digicel Foundation, and its dedicated volunteers visited five schools across the corporate area, engaging students in interactive reading sessions and exciting science experiments.

The schools included in this initiative were the Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Children, the Early Stimulation Development Centre, Windward Road Primary, Harbour View Primary, and Bull Bay Primary Schools. Through these visits, Digicel Foundation aimed to inspire a love for learning, particularly in the fields of STEM, among Jamaican youth.

Partnering with Dianne Plummer, Author and CEO of STEM Spark Solutions, Digicel Foundation facilitated engaging reading sessions where students had the opportunity to explore Plummer's book, "Science in the Sun." Following the reading sessions, students actively participated in captivating science experiments, sparking their curiosity and enthusiasm for STEM subjects.

“Education is the cornerstone of progress, and at Digicel Foundation, we are dedicated to empowering Jamaican youth with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the digital age,” said Charmaine Daniels, CEO of Digicel Foundation. “Through initiatives like Read Across Jamaica Day, we aim to foster a culture of lifelong learning and equip students with the tools for success.”

Digicel Foundation recognises the importance of literacy as the foundation for academic achievement and is proud to support initiatives that promote literacy and STEM education hand in hand.

“Education is one of our pillars, and through initiatives under this pillar, Digicel Foundation seeks to promote access to digital literacy and equitable education for all,” added Miss Daniels. “By investing in STEM education, we empower students to excel in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, ensuring they are prepared for the future.”

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