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School happy with gift of copier from bpTT
Pupils of Gaines Normal AME Primary School in Port-of-Spain have been given a further tool to succeed in their studies in the form of a new photocopier donated by energy company bpTT.
Standard Four pupil, Journee Charles, explained the importance of the equipment to the students. “This photocopier will allow us to share research for projects and our teachers can copy handouts and question papers for us. There are so many ways that we will benefit and the information will help us to do better in exams. We are really glad that bpTT helped us with this copier and we will make good use of it.”
A release from bpTT said the appreciation of the entire school body was clearly evident when Ronda Francis, corporate responsibility manager, bpTT, visited the school to make the handover last week.
“Education is one of our main pillars of investment and runs the gamut from pre-primary straight up to the postgraduate level. We fund a number of programmes ranging from remedial learning to the provision of scholarships and incentives for outstanding performance.
“For every individual that we help through the avenue of education, we believe that it is one more pathway for our nation to achieve its full potential. This is especially true for the young students in whom our future lies,” Francis explained.
With a population of 155 students, the copier will service the needs of the entire school and comes at a critical time as Standard Five students are in full swing preparing for their SEA examinations.
Principal of Gaines Normal, Kathy-Ann Whiskie, was thankful for the assistance. “In 2010, bpTT helped our school with a computer and that was an invaluable tool for our students.
“We contacted them in November last year for help with the photocopier and they responded positively. In fact, they have helped students at all levels across the country and their contribution has energised minds and changed lives. This unit will benefit all our students, teachers and even members of the PTA, in making every effort to help these future leaders to succeed,” Whiskie pointed out.