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Project 1000 boosts Manchester

Published:Thursday | March 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Evadne Cowell (left), training specialist, Digicel Foundation, and Christophe Russell, principal of Medina All-Age, join with students from the school to try out one of the newly handed over computers in the foundation's Project 1000 initiative.
Jo Anderson-Figueroa, marketing and communications assistant, Digicel Foundation, has fun with eager students who are trying out a game on one of the newly handed over computers. - Contributed PHOTOS
Evadne Cowell (right), training specialist, Digicel Foundation, presents new Digicel 4G broadband modems to principals from 12 all-age and primary schools in Manchester. Occasion was the handover of computers and Digicel modems to 12 schools as part of the foundation's Project 1000 initiative at the Greenvale Community Centre on Friday, February 28.
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Twelve schools in northern Manchester are set to benefit from computers provided through Digicel Foundation's Project 1000 initiative. Each school received five computers on February 28, at the Greenvale Computer Lab in Manchester.

Project 1000 is in keeping with the foundation's aim to meet the United Nation's Millennium Development Goal of achieving 100 per cent literacy by 2015.

The schools included in this initiative are: Medina All-Age, Comfort Hall All-Age, Coley Mountain All-Age, Somerset All-Age, Fairfield Primary, Huntley All-Age, Nazareth All-Age, Bethany Primary, Harry Watch All-Age, Hatfield Primary and Junior High, Auchtembeddie Primary, and Mayfield Basic School.

Samantha Chantrelle, CEO of the Digicel Foundation, emphasised the foundation's commitment to improving literacy rates across the island, saying, "We remain committed to ensuring the further growth and development of students across Jamaica. Since the launch of Project 1000, nearly 3,000 students have benefited from this programme.