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Corporate Hands: IGT donates computer lab to Mustard Seed homes

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Suzette Palmer (left), IGT Jamaica’s chairperson for the After-School Advantage programme, receives a ‘thank you’ poster from Nadia Williams, administrator of Mustard Seed Communities’ Mary’s Child and St Anthony’s. Tonline technology, software, and employee volunteer hours.  The Company successfully works with more than 270 After School Advantage centres globally.
A resident of Mustard Seed Communities’ Mary’s Child and St Anthony’s is assisted in using one of the newly donated computers by Ann-Dawn Young Sang, regional vice-president of IGT Caribbean.
A section of the newly equipped computer lab opened on March 15, International Game Technology, at Mustard Seed’s Mary’s Child and St Anthony’s. Eight computers and one printer were provided as part of the company’s After- School Advantage Programme. This is the 12th computer lab opened by the company in Jamaica.
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International Game Technology (IGT), PLC through its After School Advantage programme, has donated eight computers and one printer to the Mustard Seed Community's Mary's Child and St Anthony's homes that provide support for vulnerable pregnant teenagers.

The equipment will help in preparing the 28 young women for future employment and assist mothers and mothers-to-be with their assignments and research for school-based assessments.

"IGT is proud to continue to work with the Mustard Seed Communities in achieving their vision of creating a loving and caring environment to aid in the overall development of the residents. It is rewarding to see our combined efforts bear fruit," said Debbie Green, general manager of IGT Jamaica.

Mustard Seed Communities in Jamaica provides care for children with severe physical and mental disabilities and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Additionally, the organisation strives to introduce skills to the communities in which it operates to empower its residents.

Nadia Williams, administrator for Mary's Child and St Anthony's, said the computers will enhance skills acquired by the teen mothers and provide increased independence in maintaining theirs and their children's welfare.