Devices were presented to Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Barbados, the Honourable Santia J. O. Bradshaw, M.P. In photo: From left Rachel Pilgrim, Head of Marketing – ANSA McAL Barbados, DJ Puffy, Madison Newton, student of Queen’s College, and Mr. David Alleyne, CEO of Bryden’s Insurance representing the ANSA McAL Foundation.
On Friday 18th December 2020, the ANSA McAL Group through the ANSA McAL Foundation donated 100 Tablets to the Ministry of Education.
Through the ANSA McAL Foundation (Est. 1993), the Group created a special ONE CARIBBEAN FUTURE FUND where donations that were made on the night of the concert, are currently being used towards providing technology to support home-based learning throughout the region.
The ‘ONE YARD’ virtual regional benefit concert which aired on Friday 30th October 2020, was powered by the ANSA McAL Group of Companies and produced by Ultimate Events Ltd. This unmatched virtual concert featured the best talent in the region that also contained an important CSR educational objective which was to provide access to remote learning for every child in the Caribbean.
“Our target is to reach 10,000 devices and with partnership from companies like the ANSA McAL Foundation we are getting close and would like to thank them and the artists who created this initiative” said Minister Bradshaw as she also urged the students to take care of the devices and appreciate how lucky they are to have these donated to them.
Attending the handover ceremony was the Minister of Education, Honorable Santia Bradshaw MP; Mrs. Princess Lovell-Chandler, Permanent Secretary (Ag.) Mrs. Joy Adamson, Chief Education Officer (Ag.) Mr David Alleyne, CEO of Brydens Insurance representing the ANSA McAL Group, DJ Puffy who participated in the concert, Madison Newton a student from Queen’s College (representing the students of island) and representing the ANSA McAL Foundation, Rachel Pilgrim, Head of Marketing.
ANSA McAL Foundation is in the process of distributing tablets to Ministries of Education in Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and Guyana, to assist these islands who have also been grappling with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on their education systems.
Corporate Communications Department
ANSA McAL Group of Companies
Friday 18thDecember 2020