Thursday, December 2, 2021


Telecommunication Company Flow has donated 75 tablets to the Ministry of Education, to be used by students in the Red Zone – northeast and northwest communities on mainland St. Vincent.

During a handing over ceremony at the company’s main office in Kingstown, Flow’s Acting Country Manager, Shelly-Ann Toney said the idea of the donation is to help students who had either lost or damaged their tablet.

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The donation was made possible through the Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation which was launched in 2017 as part of the company’s commitment to doing business in a responsible and sustainable way. Toney said that since its launch, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars to local, regional and international agencies to deliver relief and recovery projects, including relief and recovery contributions made during and after the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano. 

Attention, Toney said, was now focused on providing access to devices and providing connectivity to ensure that the students stay connected to online learning platforms.

Minister of Education, Curtis King, who received the donation, expressed the ministry’s gratitude and describing it as a “welcomed one.”

He stated that use of devices the issue of connectivity were important given what obtains with respect to approach to instructions.

“In order to access via online or the virtual world there must be internet connection and there must be a device that would allow access… so what Cable and Wireless St. Vincent and the Grenadines is doing here today is indeed magnanimous, and it is welcomed and appreciated by the Ministry of Education,  said the Education Minister. 

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Myccle Burke also expressed appreciation to FLOW saying, inter alia, “Today what we are witnessing is a company not just honoring their corporate responsibilities, but a company that feels the pulse of a nation; that feels the pulse of the Ministry of Education (system) and has stepped up to lend its support and we are immensely grateful.”

Burke appealed to parents to ensure that the tablets are used for the purpose intended. 

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