Thursday, January 15, 2009 – Parliamentary representative for Dennery
South, Honourable Edmund Estephane has taken initiative within his constituency
to compliment the efforts of the Ministry of Education.
The MP's donation of ten computers was divided evenly between the Dennery Infant
and Primary Schools.
The computers were made available to the Mr. Estephane by the American
International Medicine University (AIMU) which has a campus on island.
Minister Estephane used the opportunity to emphasize the importance of education
on the young minds.
“I want to impress on you today that you to take your education seriously,
because this is what is going to make you a different person; it will make you
stand out, it will provide you with economic stability by putting food on your
table and clothes to wear. And when you get older, this is what will enable you
to feed your children and do so properly. So I want you to take your education
Principal of the Dennery Infant School, Gabriella St. Paul, welcomed the gesture
and expressed profound gratitude on behalf of the students and staff.
“The computers today will help us in a very special way. It will provide our
students here with knowledge and skills, also competency that will make them
marketable when they grow older. Today we know that globalisation is taking
over, that means our children have to compete with students worldwide,” said St.
St. Paul said the school is now better equipped to enhance participation in a
Ministry of Education initiative—Destination Mathematics—designed to incorporate
information technology and mathematical concepts.
A representative of the Parents/Teachers' Association was on hand to relay
thanks on behalf of the community.