BTC donates 400 tablets to Ministry of Education Schools

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)

Hundreds of students in New Providence and Family Island schools have received tablets generously donated by BTC. BTC CEO Sameer Bhatti, said the company has a strong culture of giving back to the community and believes in doing its part to connect with communities.

“Today we are providing access to technology by providing these tablets to the Ministry of Education for schools throughout the Family Islands. We believe these 400 tablets would greatly assist students who may not have a device of their own. We are always happy that we can make the lives of children more comfortable,” said Mr. Bhatti.

The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training thanked BTC for partnering with the Ministry on many “critical undertakings”.

She said, “We appreciate this collaboration — this donation to allow our young people many of whom may not otherwise have access to information and creativity.

“Education is at the foundation of our human development. It is how our young people learn to cope, excel, re-define and to define who they are, what they are, and to shape not only their own countries, the world.  Education is critical and not an undertaking simply in the Ministry of Education. It is a broad-based enterprise that requires collaboration and cooperation at every level. It starts in the home with our parents, moves into the society, community at large and into the corporate community.”

The event was held in the foyer of the Ministry of Education and attended by the Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State; Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary and other senior executives in the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training; BTC board members and employees.   

Source: Bahamas Information Services

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