Saturday 17 August, 2019

Cayman’s Port Authority makes tech donation

The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands made a donation of 20 LCD monitors and five desktop computers to the Ministry of Education on June 2.

The equipment donated were shared between the two schools, John Gray High School (JGHS) and the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC),  as technology in the classrooms are continually improved.

The Port Authority’s IT Manager, Chris Krohn presented the equipment to the Ministry of Education’s ICT Manager Steven Durksen and Acting ICT Support Project Manager, Nicholas McLean.

“The personal computers are greatly appreciated as they will allow an upgrade from older computers in various JGHS classrooms. CIFEC will be using the donation of equipment for the literacy programmes at Cornerstones & Stepping Stones,” said Durksen.

Chief Officer for Education, Christen Suckoo shared his appreciation of the donation  on behalf  noting that being “technologically competent is now a life skill”.

“Technology is intertwined in most areas of our lives and ICT integration is a key component to the learning environment in the Government Schools. Technology affects how we run businesses, socialize, connect, play, but most significantly how we learn and  more technology equals more occasions for different learning styles to engage and build a love for learning,” he said.

“Computers also provide a place to practice independent decision-making.The Ministry is most thankful for the Port Authority’s willingness to enhance the learning environments for our students with the equipment received,” he added.

 

 

 

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