High School Students Receive Tablets from Marubeni


High school students receive tablets. Marubeni Power International, a major shareholder in Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) donated tablets to high school students. That’s good news for one hundred and thirty high school students who will benefit from the initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to ease online learning for students. Students with limited or no access to online learning would be able to take part in online classes and individual studies.

The Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, Masaya Fujiwara, was present at the presentation ceremony. He expressed delight in the initiative. He congratulated Marubeni for doing its part to bridge the digital divide for the benefit of teachers, students, and the educational system at large.


Students receive tablets: Adjusting to changes

In the same light, Marubeni supported Jamaican youngsters to continue their education. This is an effort to fill the poverty gap and provide tablets for school children whose parents cannot afford it. In a brief address, Marubeni’s Chief Operating Officer Mo Majeed stated that the international conglomerate had recognized the challenges caused by the coronavirus in the Caribbean. This prompted them to lend a hand, particularly in digital resources for school children.

“Just recently, we provided COVID support in Trinidad and Tobago. We supported three organizations — the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Servants of the Poor, and the Autism Society. High school students receive tablets. Remote learning is a reality and will continue to be around in some manner.” Majeed stated in a company release.


Everyone can make a difference

Meanwhile, JPS President and CEO Michel Gantois told the small group at the ceremony that everyone can make a difference.

“The children must not be left behind,” he charged. “When the JPS Foundation was established, it was with education and youth development in mind. We will continue to stand by our commitment to the young people of our nation. In particular, those members of our extended JPS family are in energy clubs across the country.”

I wish to also say a big thank you to our dedicated teachers and other stakeholders in the education sector. They continue to make miracles every day in our children’s lives, whether or not times are normal. Students who are receiving the tablets include members of the JPS Foundation Energy Club. The energy club is active in the following high schools: Merl Grove, Holy Childhood, Tarrant, Herbert Morrison, Cornwall College, Ferncourt, Immaculate, St Catherine, Innswood, Clan Carthy, St Jago, St Mary, Donald Quarrie Technical, and Muschette.


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