St. Martin Primary School benefits from Brisbane’s 2010 computer program

The handing over of the computers at O. D. Brisbane & Sons, including the school staff and students.

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.

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 9, 2014

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :arrow: :-o

  2. Anonymous
    January 22, 2014

    monday had smoke in the school and nures had to come

  3. lei
    October 24, 2013

    I realize that proper news items like these people are not quick to comment on but nice juicy pieces of bef you will get over 199 comments
    not even the teachers students and parents are busy to give a comment saying thank you. Thank you od Brisbane and sons God’s blessings on you

  4. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    see my teachers and i

    :lol: :-D

  5. merlyn
    October 26, 2010

    How about Astaphan have they given back anything to the schools in anyway?for all thoes years of spending give some computers to the schools Brisbain thums up!!!! god bless

  6. Dominican in the BVI
    October 25, 2010

    thats a very good gestrue. Congrats.

  7. Sout Man
    October 25, 2010

    Are you kidding me? Two comments on two different stories within 20 minutes is too quickly? I’ve seen several replies within 4 minutes of each other on the same story. Do you prefer the vulgar stories as opposed to the support I gave Brisbane for supporting education of our youth? I’ll try again.

    Every corporation in Dominica should take a page from Brisbane’s “giving back” play book. Before we know it, every school in Dominica will have computers. The foreign corporations with the multimillion dollar road construction projects should learn from that gesture.

    I’d like to join Sandy in thanking O. D. Brisbane for their generous contribution. Dominicans must patronize the businesses that invest in their children’s education.

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  8. Richie
    October 25, 2010

    See my niece in there. I’m so proud of here.

  9. sandy
    October 25, 2010

    As a parent, I would like to say thanks to risbane for this kind gesture.

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