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Corporate Hands | NCB Foundation donates computers to school

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM
NCB’s Janet Reid shares a photo op with a student of Somerton Primary School during a recent visit, where she donated three desktop computers on behalf of the NCB Foundation.
The Somerton All-Age and Infant School is a premier institution, being one of the first rural schools with a functional computer lab. This computer lab with its limited, used computers was instrumental in motivating and improving students’ participation and academic performance. However, these have become outdated and non-functional for more than three years; efforts to source parts were futile. For an educational institution to be efficient and up to date with the trends and diversity of a global village, a computer lab is essential. In addition, a key component of the New Standard Curriculum places emphasis on information technology and so the need and demand for such resources is vital. As a result, the NCB Foundation donated received three new desktop computers to the lab to equip approximately 500 students, their parents and the wider community members with the basic technological skills and enhance the teaching-learning experience. Janet Reid (right), manager at the NCB Half Moon branch, journeyed to the school and made the official handover to teachers and students of the institution recently.