Investing in Our Future
In making strides to ensure that no child is left behind, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has encouraged individuals and organisations to assist primary and secondary school students to obtain tablets and laptops, in order to learn and keep up-to-date with their schoolwork during the pandemic.
The Rotaract Club of Tobago recently came forward to present seven such devices that will help students to access online classes.
“Every year we keep a back-to-school drive to facilitate underprivileged students whose parents can’t afford school items such as bookbags, pencils and so on. Due to the pandemic, we restructured our annual drive to help students who were in need of devices,” said Reon Lyons, President of the Rotaract Club of Tobago.
Fellow Rotaract, Community Service Director Britany Duncan, added that, “The Club selected the students from a database created based on past projects, networking in communities, and from our inquiries as to those in need. We were able to distribute seven devices to both primary and secondary school students and we also gave one to a pre-schooler and donated another to the Community Residence Home for Children.”
The community-based club focuses on social projects to help Tobago’s citizens. Activities range from visiting seniors to professional development training, such as résumé writing. To find out more or to partner with the Rotaract Club of Tobago, call 753-6544.
The Division of Sport and Youth Affairs (DSYA) facilitated the distribution in their Conference Room and contributed bags, pens, pencils and other memorabilia to the packages presented.
The THA continues to encourage partnerships with its various Divisions in order to collectively invest in the island’s future.