On June 17, the Jamaican Consulate General in New York shipped over 1,400 computing devices to Jamaica in support of the government’s One Device Per Child initiative.
This was the fourth shipment of tablets and computers offered by the consulate. Friday’s expedition now brings the total number of devices donated by the New York Consulate to 4,600, worth $ 539,646.80.
Consul General Alsion Roach-Wilson said that âempowering our students and helping them achieve their full potential continues to be high on the agenda of the Jamaican Consulate General in New Yorkâ.
She added that “this initiative would not have been possible without the support of our corporate sponsors – our #dearfriendsofJamaica and our #JamaicanDiaspora, who have generously donated to ensure that this vision of ‘leaving no Jamaican students behind’ is a reality.
Consul General Wilson said plans were already underway to ship the fifth shipment within the next three weeks.
The Jamaican government launched the One Laptop or Tablet Per Child program in October 2020, which aims to provide needy students with the tools to function in the online teaching and learning environment.