MONDAY JULY 9 2018: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO –Schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago continue to find innovative ways to incorporate technology as part of learning. The impact of tech with educational success is a focus that is also being encouraged by other social players; namely religious organisations. This is true for the Tunapuna Open Bible School who hosted its third year of Prose Reading Competition last month, with the first two prizes being personal computer desktops.
The Prose Reading Competition targets Standard Four primary school boys, who attend schools along the East West corridor from Laventille to Arima. The competition’s core focus is to set a solid foundation from which to build an interest in reading, to assist in reducing the level of underachievement of boys, improve the literacy rate among young males and to encourage schools to hold reading of contests.
Emerging winners out of this year’s reading challenge was St. Joseph TML with the Ghandi Memorial Vedic School placing second. For their hard work each school received a desktop computer, courtesy Digicel Foundation.
Also receiving the technology gift were the 32 students from the preschool, Smiling Faces Learning Academy located on the Eastern Main Road Barataria.
In receiving the computer, the Principal, Ms. Natalie Honore thanked the Digicel Foundation for giving the pre-schoolers the opportunity to interact with a computer. She stated, “They will now have the advantage, as they have the opportunity to play with educational programmes, while they learn reading and number skills.”
All three computers were outfitted with Windows 10 suite valued at TT$5,400 and were presented by the Digicel Foundation, through its Community Engagement Programme