UNESCO provides emergency assistance to Canaries Infant School

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UNESCO provides emergency assistance to Canaries Infant School

PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO will on Friday 26th September, 2014 makes a presentation of 24 Laptops and an accompanying Laptop Cart to the Canaries Infant School.

The computer equipment – which will be officially handed over to the Canaries Primary school by the Minister with Responsibility for UNESCO Affairs and Chairman of the Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO, the Hon Dr Robert Lewis – forms part of a USD 50,000.00 “Emergency Assistance” grant secured by the Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO under the UNESCO Participation Programme 2014-2015 biennium.

This assistance – which is in keeping with UNESCO’s efforts at providing aid to Member States following major disasters which have catastrophic consequences in the fields of education, science, culture or communication, and which the Member State cannot overcome on its own – is intended to replace the IT Lab at the Canaries Infant School, following the ravages of the Christmas Eve Trough in December 2013.

On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, I wish to express my profound appreciation to UNESCO for this significant contribution to Saint Lucia’s Education System, and as well, to take this opportunity to convey our sincere gratitude for UNESCO’s commitment to remaining “a friend in need” to Saint Lucia, having also provided assistance to Saint Lucian students following the ravages of Hurricane Tomas in 2010.

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  1. Congratulations and Thank You to the competent and committed staff of the St Lucia National Commission for UNESCO.

    Well Done!

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  2. Please read before making comments.I suspect you are confusing this with the government one lap top per child project. Rather these lap tops are intended for use in the school in their labs, and yes hopefully it will contribute to their education because after all we are living in a TECHNOLOGICAL word.

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    • When you rely on computers you are outsourcing your critical faculties. Hence you missing the L off world.

      The Chinese do not put their children near computers until the groundwork has been done via textbook. If you read accounts of Steve Jobs (you may have heard of him)- he did not want his children near his own products for too long because it stunts growth.

      Children cannot do the same arithmetic that they could do 20 years ago.

      It's nice of UNESCO to donate, I'm not denying that - but the point is children do not NEED to have them. I learned computer programming through LOGIC learned from a textbook.

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  3. they don't need laptops. I completed University 10 years ago with little use of one.

    Lewis, Walcott reached the top heights with an old school education. Now the kids just use it for social networking and crap. They would be better off spending the money on increasing attendance and discipline.

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    • @ bless from what I am reading these lap tops are intended to replace the computer equipment lost during the passage of the Christmas Eve trough

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