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.