U.S. Embassy Donates Distance Learning Equipment to Ministry of Social Services

Ms. Anne Edwards, Assistant Director for the Community Support Services Division/Urban Renewal at the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development (left); Ms. Princess Burrows, Assistant Administrator to the Ranfurly Home for Children (center); and Commander Kevin Self, U.S. Embassy Nassau Senior Defense Official (right) observe social distancing while delivering computers for distance-learning to the Ranfurly Home for Children; Nassau, The Bahamas, April 1, 2020.

The United States Embassy donated nine laptop computers to The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, in support of children and students at the Ranfurly Home for Children. Using the computers, students at the Ranfurly Home will be able to use distance learning tools from home while schools are closed during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be able to “keep up with the online classes, necessary research, online counselling sessions…” according to Alexandra Maillis-Lynch, President of the Ranfurly Home for Children.  U.S. Northern Command procured the computers, and U.S. Embassy Nassau Senior Defense Official, Commander Kevin Self, delivered them to the Ranfurly Home on April 1.

The Embassy received approval from the Office of the Prime Minister to deliver the donation, and Commander Self ensured that all involved adhered to the appropriate social distancing measures.

The Ranfurly Home for Children provide a safe space for vulnerable children, providing them with necessary services to meet their physical and emotional needs.  

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