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100 tablets donated to MOE underneath KFC Add Hope programme

Fast-service meals firm Eating places of Jamaica (ROJ) has donated 100 tablets to the Ministry of Schooling, Youth and Info’s (MoEYI) ‘One Laptop computer or Pill per Little one’ initiative.

The donation, performed underneath KFC’s ‘Add Hope’ outreach programme and valued at $2.3 million, was made to Minister Fayval Williams by ROJ Advertising and marketing Director Tina Myers Matalon alongside gospel artiste and KFC ‘Add Hope’ model ambassador Kevin Downswell, throughout an official ceremony on the MoEYI.

The KFC Add Hope programme is the philanthropic arm of ROJ and contributes to a number of outreach initiatives, notably round youth improvement and Childhood Diet. Since 2018, KFC Add Hope has donated greater than $13 million to the Ministry’s Nationwide Faculty Feeding Programme, which has enabled almost 200,000 meals to be offered to primary and college youngsters all throughout Jamaica.

Remarking on the contribution, ROJ Advertising and marketing Supervisor Tina Myers-Matalon famous, “ROJ is proud to assist the Ministry’s ‘One Laptop computer or Pill per Little one’ initiative, and make a significant contribution to main and secondary schooling in Jamaica. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity to incorporate expertise into our schooling system to extend flexibility and resilience. This initiative is essential as a result of it helps bridge Jamaica’s Digital Divide by offering gadgets and connectivity for a lot of college students who don’t have the means to take action for themselves.”

ROJ Director of Advertising and marketing Tina Myers Matalon greets Minister Fayval Williams in the course of the official handover of 100 tablets, through the KFC Add Hope programme, on the Ministry of Schooling, Youth and Info. 

Myers Matalon additional said, “I wish to commend Minister Williams and your entire staff on the Ministry of Schooling for spearheading this initiative. ‘One Pill or Laptop computer per Little one’ not solely offers college students islandwide with the instruments they should succeed at present but additionally vegetation the seeds for a tech-centric instructional construction for the long run. We hope that via our sustained partnership with the MoEYI, we are able to proceed to positively impression the lives of Jamaica youngsters throughout the nation.”

Minister Fayval Williams welcomed the donation, noting that it represents an extension of Restaurant of Jamaica’s company outreach to the schooling sector.

“I’m notably delighted with this assist for the ‘One Laptop computer or Pill per Little one Initiative’, as we’re eager on enabling as many college students as we are able to attain to get their private gadgets for varsity work. The assist from Eating places of Jamaica (ROJ) is due to this fact well timed and most welcomed,” Minister Williams stated.

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