Private sector helping to get computers into every every child's hands
Courtney Thomas, 2018/2019 ‘Summer in the City’ Marketing Intern at Cayman Enterprise City
During this unprecedented period, in which education is almost impossible without a computer, a number of local businesses and organizations within Cayman's private sector have pooled their resources to support the community in getting computers into as many hands as possible.
Cayman Enterprise City, The Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and KMPG along with countless volunteers are all working together to help students to connect to online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak and while schools are closed.
Cayman Enterprise City’s technology-focused special economic zone, Cayman Tech City and Digital Cayman are reaching out to their networks for computer donations. They are also in the process of setting up a Digital Cayman help desk to connect technology professionals with students who might need some additional technical support and assistance connecting to remote learning.
“Innovation thrives during difficult times and we are blessed to have a dedicated community of technology professionals who are helping to support students, businesses and the public sector during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City and Digital Cayman Steering Committee Member.
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman is helping to source laptops in collaboration with the Red Cross, and has approved the donation of iPads to The Pines retirement home so that the seniors there can communicate with their families during this difficult time.
In March, KPMG joined UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition as a founding member to help ensure millions of children can continue their education in the face of COVID-19 and has also been supporting these efforts.
Those in the community who would like to provide their support can assist in the following ways:
DONATE YOUR SPARE COMPUTERS
By emailing STEM Specialist Stephen.Ta'Bois@gov.ky
VOLUNTEER TO HELP STUDENTS WITH TECH SUPPORT
By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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