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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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 Training, Youth and Data’s (MoEYI) ‘One Laptop computer or Pill per Baby’ initiative.

The donation, achieved underneath KFC’s ‘Add Hope’ outreach programme and valued at $2.3 million, was made to Minister Fayval Williams by ROJ Advertising 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, significantly 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 faculty kids all throughout Jamaica.

Remarking on the contribution, ROJ Advertising Supervisor Tina Myers-Matalon famous, “ROJ is proud to help the Ministry’s ‘One Laptop computer or Pill per Baby’ 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 necessary as a result of it helps bridge Jamaica’s Digital Divide by offering units and connectivity for a lot of college students who don’t have the means to take action for themselves.”

ROJ Director of Advertising Tina Myers Matalon greets Minister Fayval Williams through the official handover of 100 tablets, by way of the KFC Add Hope programme, on the Ministry of Training, Youth and Data. 

Myers Matalon additional said, “I want to commend Minister Williams and your complete group on the Ministry of Training for spearheading this initiative. ‘One Pill or Laptop computer per Baby’ not solely gives college students islandwide with the instruments they should succeed right now but additionally crops the seeds for a tech-centric academic construction for the long run. We hope that by our sustained partnership with the MoEYI, we will proceed to positively influence the lives of Jamaica kids 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 significantly delighted with this help for the ‘One Laptop computer or Pill per Baby Initiative’, as we’re eager on enabling as many college students as we will attain to get their private units for college work. The help from Eating places of Jamaica (ROJ) is subsequently well timed and most welcomed,” Minister Williams mentioned.

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