O.D Brisbane donates computer to non-profit organization

(From left) Francis Joseph of ChildFund Caribbean, Shana Antoine of O.D Brisbane, Gloria Walsh and Anthony Williams

O.D Brisbane and Sons Dominica Limited has donated a $5,000 desktop computer to ChildFund Caribbean in aid of an ongoing ‘Love One Teach One Silver Lake Project.’

This morning, Sales and Marketing Assistant Shana Antoine, who presented the organization with the computer at a small ceremony, said that the donation is expected to foster youth development.

“Our overall objective through our work with ChildFund is to educate the youth while enhancing their potential to be positive influences on the social and political concerns or interests in their community. The onus is on us a society that our young people be prepared to face a rapidly changing and globalized world…,” she stated.

Antoine disclosed that the contribution comes on the heel of a $30,000 previous donation from the company.

Meanwhile, Director of the ChildFund Francis Joseph expressed gratitude towards the company in its efforts to support Dominican children. He said that the computer will assist in the documentation of the activities of the said program.

“I really want to thank OD Brisbane and Sons for again partnering with us. We have already began implementing the $30,000 grant that we have received form OD Brisbane. The computer here is to assist in the documentation of the activities …. We need to have data, we need to have information that we can use, that we can build up the community. That we can say, this is where we started and this is where we want to go. So the computer is going to be a very important tool in the community that the program will be using to establish data,” Joseph said.

The Love One Teach One Silver Lake Project is an after-school project involving children and the community. According to officials, it takes care of holistic needs, vulnerable children of Silver Lake and Bath Estate communities.

Under the program, children are served lunch on school days and participate in fun and educational after-school experiences which afford them the opportunity to have successful  childhood. Parents also participated and taught how to practice better parenting practices.

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14 Comments

  1. Looker
    August 12, 2010

    @Big-Bannan: LOL..How ironic that you should say they “owe” more. Does anybody really owe anything to any other person based on their hard work or ingenuity? I dont think people should be held ransom for having achieved anything. Do I then owe my teachers half of my salary for having made good of the knowledge they imparted? Yes it is the socially responsible thing to do but there is no law that says one person “owes” to another. Given that though…dont you think the assistance they have been giving shows they are giving back…what about the other stuff they & a lot of other corporate citizens have done. Does that then count for nothing….is past/present/future assistance cancelled out by one over valued computer? Goes back to the question of the mistakes overshadowing the good… of us as individuals being very quick to chastise..put down and degrade but very slow to commend and congratulate. There is no right or wrong about it..just the doing and the being. How am I being in this world that has me instantly jump on the negative and ignore the positive. Maybe you should take a look at where this occurs in your own life. You might just learn something new about yourself.

  2. Big-Bannan
    August 11, 2010

    “looker” you seem to be looking with calk-eye. That is: There is no Desktop computer in 2010 that is worth $5.000 EC in reality and if it is it is considered extortion. And that is a huge thing in Dominica (incase you did’nt know) merchants are charged by customs and feel the liberty to charge citizens what ever they wish for the goods. Secondly, O.D Bribane has lived, survived, succeeded, and prevaild due to the undenying support of poor Dominicans. Giving $5.000 is undoubtly bogus and Brisbane owe more to Dominica and its future. Don’t you think?

    • DE TRUT
      February 2, 2011

      BIG BANNAN IF THE COMPUTER WAS PURCHASED IN DOMINICA…THAT PRICE MAY BE CORRECT…IMPORTERS PURCHASE THESE COMPUTERS FOR $300US..WHICH IS ABOUT $950 E.C…..THE GET CHARGED BUT CUSTOMS ABOUT $300 E.C…..WHAT DOMINICANS NEED TO ASK THE IMPORTERS IS HOW THE COMPUTER END UP AT $5000.00….DOMINICA HAS NOW PRICE CONTROL AUTHORITY SO PROFIT MARK UP ARE USUAL THE AFTER CUSTOMS PRICE MULTIPLIED BY 10.

  3. Looker
    August 11, 2010

    It is amazing that some individuals choose to focus on the price of a computer as opposed to the bigger picture. Which is really helping out young people and granting them and their families opportunities which they would not normally have. I guess it is always easier to focus on the “so called negatives” as opposed to the positives and good. Hmm..Interesting isnt it. Funny how in life even in our own personal lives we always allow the bad to overshadow the good and seem to take pleasure in wallowing in it. So Wallowing on naysayers….Upon the highest throne in the world, we are seated, STILL, upon our arses.

  4. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010

    5000 ec for a desktop computer, that’s expensive eh

  5. August 11, 2010

    Big-Bannan I agree with you. And it really makes me laugh the way you point out your observation.

    Did they really mean $5,000 for a desktop computer. Or perhaps it was a typing error.

    Why not buy two computers at a cheaper price with the same amount money? They would do the same job, and at least two people would use them at the same time.

  6. Black Nobility
    August 10, 2010

    For 5K i could have built 4 pcs w/ a 17″ flat screen….and you donated 1 pc at $5,000 this is nothing but a publicity stunt. GIVE ME A BREAK.

  7. Theo
    August 10, 2010

    It is not the amount that is the issue. If you followed the story, you will see that it first started with a $30,000.00 grant in the care of ChildFund Caribbean (Dominica & St. Vincent) to that community`s needs and programme. The emphasis is alo on data..which we are weak on to help get bigger money. I hope you will be there to support the effort……O.D Brisbane has started ….it is up to you, us and others to follow up

  8. wang fang choo
    August 10, 2010

    Great job. Well done all those involved….keep up the good work. One day others will be appreciative of it.

  9. Watcher
    August 10, 2010

    Congrtulations Gloria, I know that you heart is in social work. I know that you would like to see the children in this area especially Silver Lake do somethign worthwile with their lives.

    Can the other Coporate citizen take a leaf and come to assist in some of those areas.

  10. RICK ROSS
    August 10, 2010

    I heard he might be also donating a wall…an eco friendly wall

  11. Dee
    August 10, 2010

    congrats Gloria, i know you work hard with the Silver Lake Children and you definitely need the support from the corporate citizens of Dominica…

    all the best

    Dee

  12. sandra
    August 10, 2010

    Congrats Jerry!/O.D. Brisbane & Sons. Continue to assist without. You are always assisting in some way whether is cash or kind. Keep it up. Blessings to you

  13. Big-Bannan
    August 10, 2010

    Yes papa, one desktop computer for $5,000? in 2010? Is a desktop computer really that expensive?..no longer why our people are so backwards in the computer world. If i was O.D Brisbane and the amount of money they make on us Dominicans i would hush about giving a computer and not make that public.

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