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Clifton Boys’ Home gets 19 tablet computers

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:14 PM
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr the Andrew Wheatley (left), hands over tablet computers to Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green (fourth left), recently. The tablets have been donated to the Clifton Boys’ Home in Westmoreland. Others (from left) are Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF), Suzette Buchanan; Chairman of the USF, Robert Lawrence, and Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency

Residents at the Clifton Boys’ Home, in Westmoreland, have received 19 tablet computers from the Universal Service Fund.

The donation was made in response to a request from Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, after it came to his attention that a recent fire, which destroyed the home, had also left the boys without their computers.

The tablets were handed over to Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green and representatives from the Child Development Agency.

He lauded Jamaicans for responding well in providing clothes and shoes for the boys who were displaced.

The 28 boys who were displaced are now being temporarily housed at another facility in Westmoreland.