Rotary Donates $102,000 to Digital Divide Initiative

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A generous donation of $102,000 by the Rotary Clubs of Nassau pushed the Ministry of Education closer to its goal to ensure every child has access to an electronic device for the 2020/2021 school-year. This donation is earmarked for students and teachers in
Abaco who were adversely affected by the ravaging effects of Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. Assistant Governor of Rotary Bahamas District 7020 East, Ken Strachan, in presenting the cheque said he was “pleased to be in such a setting”; as his organisation from March began formulating ways in which it could bring relief to the citizens of The Bahamas. The Rotary’s donation in partnership with ALIV and REV will absorb the cost of tablets and MiFi boxes for over 400 students and teachers on the island of Abaco.

Mr. Strachan noted that the data packages are exclusively for educational instruction and learning, and consequently students will not be permitted to use the devices for other purposes. The packages he said expires June 1st of next year. Over 200 tablets and MiFi devices have already been procured and are en route to Abaco. According to Mr. Strachan, as of Monday, November 30th, 2020, students and teachers will begin receiving their devices.

Minister of Education, Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, expressed his appreciation not only as a leader in education, but as a fellow Rotarian. He stated that he is very proud of the organisation’s accomplishments, and is most grateful for its contribution to addressing the digital divide in The Bahamas. Kendrick Delaney, Head of Digital Growth at ALIV said his company, along with REV is “committed to providing devices and the internet connectivity that really brings this to life”.

Ken Strachan, Assistant Governor of Rotary Bahamas District 7020 East; Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Min. of Education; Carla Card-Stubbs, Assistant Governor, Rotary

“We can’t give measure to how much these devices and internet connectivity will bring to The Bahamas”. Mr. Delaney added. The ALIV representative also noted that his company has provided an online donation platform for this cause which runs until December 31st, 2020. Interested donors he said are to log onto http://www.connectivity4all.com. The donation was made during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters on Thursday, November 26th, 2020. Numerous education officials, representatives of Nassau Rotary Clubs, ALIV and REV were present for the ceremony.

citizens of The Bahamas. The Rotary’s donation in partnership with ALIV and REV will absorb the cost of tablets and MiFi boxes for over 400 students and teachers on the island of Abaco. Mr. Strachan noted that the data packages are exclusively for educational instruction and learning, and consequently students will not be permitted to use the devices for other purposes. The packages he said expires June 1st of next year. Over 200 tablets and MiFi devices have already been procured and are en route to Abaco.

According to Mr. Strachan, as of Monday, November 30th, 2020, students and teachers will begin receiving their devices. Minister of Education, Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, expressed his appreciation not only as a leader in education, but as a fellow Rotarian. He stated that he is very proud of the organisation’s accomplishments, and is most grateful for its contribution to addressing the digital divide in The Bahamas. Kendrick Delaney, Head of Digital Growth at ALIV said his company, along with REV is “committed to providing devices and the internet connectivity that really brings this to life”.

“We can’t give measure to how much these devices and internet connectivity will bring to The Bahamas”. Mr. Delaney added. The ALIV representative also noted that his company has provided an online donation platform for this cause which runs until December 31st, 2020. Interested donors he said are to log onto http://www.connectivity4all.com. The donation was made during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters on Thursday, November 26th, 2020. Numerous education officials, representatives of Nassau Rotary Clubs, ALIV and REV were present for the ceremony.

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