The Laborie Economic and Employment Forum (LEEF) presented a total of sixteen (16) Amazon Fire Tablets to four (4) primary schools in the Laborie district, to facilitate their COVID induced and accelerated online education programs.
The beneficiary schools were the Augier Combined School, Banse-La Grace Combined, Laborie Boys Primary and Laborie Girls Primary.
This contribution was made possible through the generous support of UK national, Mr. Colin Serlin. Mr Serlin is a frequent visitor to Saint Lucia and has established a very strong relationship with LEEF.
LEEF has also facilitated other initiatives in the district of Laborie, with the support of Mr. Serlin, the most notable being the provision of training in Information Technology (IT) to over 40 young persons in Laborie, a program spearheaded by founding and immediate past chairman, Mr. Damascus Francois.
According to the Chairman of LEEF, Mr. Thomas Leonce, “the provision of tablets to these schools will provide much needed support to many students, who thus far, have had to share devices with several family members in order to keep up with their online tuition. There still remains, many students who have not been able to gain access to the necessary equipment to facilitate their learning”.