Corporate Hands: IGT donates computer lab to Mustard Seed homes
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.