As part of its corporate policy of caring, sharing and giving back to the community, O.D. Brisbane & Sons (Dominica) Ltf has given St. Martin Primary School computer equipment valued at over $21,000.
In 2002, the company made a conscious decision to computerize one primary school a year for as long as possible and eight years later is continuing to keep its promise.
The St. Martin Primary School will receive 10 computers and two printers. The company will also provide technical support to the school during the school year.
It’s the 8th consecutive year O.D. Brisbane is making such donations and the Company has spent over $370,000 to date. Some of the schools which have benefited under the program to date include Massacre Primary, St. Joseph Primary and Tete Morne Primary. According to a company spokesperson, the process of identifying the school for next year’s presentation has already began.
To qualify, the school community must be very involved in the preparation and use of the computer room/site. Ideally, the teachers and the PTA must work together to prepare the room for the computers by reinforcing the security for the windows and doors, and fixing the floors. This type of participation and appreciation from the teachers, students and parents gives us incentive to continue with this program.
Ms. Anita Williams, a representative of the School, expressed satisfaction and gratitude for the donation. She stated that the school, with 694 students, has embarked on a drive to increase computer education at the school and this donation was extremely timely.
O.D. Brisbane wishes to congratulate all teachers and thank them for their service to the children of Dominica.