Friday 3 July, 2020

JA: TLC, Digicel Foundation donate 100 tablets for vulnerable students

(From left) Founding pastors of Transformed Life Church, Rev Dwight Fletcher and Rev Joan Fletcher with Janet Brimm, Regional director, MoEYI, Region 2, Carlington Johnson, Principal of Carron Hall High School and Andreth Gardener- Principal, Long Road Primary at Carron High School for the handover of 100 tablets to students courtesy of Transformed Life Church.

(From left) Founding pastors of Transformed Life Church, Rev Dwight Fletcher and Rev Joan Fletcher with Janet Brimm, Regional director, MoEYI, Region 2, Carlington Johnson, Principal of Carron Hall High School and Andreth Gardener- Principal, Long Road Primary at Carron High School for the handover of 100 tablets to students courtesy of Transformed Life Church.

In Jamaica, Transformed Life Church (TLC) in partnership with the Digicel Foundation on Wednesday handed over 100 tablets for 50 students at seven primary schools in Portland and 50 students at a high school in St Mary.

The provision of the tablets - each with a data-rich plan of 1 GB of any-use data (Zoom, Google, etc) and 1 GB daily for educational websites - will help the students access online educational material for their examination preparation for PEP and CXC, the organisations said in a press release.

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At the official handover, Reverend Dwight Fletcher, TLC’s Founder and Senior Pastor, shared that “…at TLC we are a family that is focused on transforming lives and communities and we welcome every opportunity to share God’s love with others. During this uncertain time, we have been looking out for opportunities to stretch ourselves and extend God’s love even more; and this gift  of tablets is just one of the ways that we have found to do so. And we are so blessed that the Digicel Foundation came alongside us for this exciting project.”

TLC, through their Missions arm, secured the tablets and reached out to the Digicel Foundation to supply the data plans which will be provided free of cost on the tablets for an entire year. The students who were chosen to receive these tablets are currently on the PATH programme and were still experiencing restricted access to online classes and Internet.  

“As we continue to build minds, we want to continue working with our community partners to create a world where no one gets left behind. And this starts by ensuring that every student has access to the mobile devices and internet service that is needed for their continued education. Our children are the future and right now it’s important that we invest in them, that’s why we are pleased to support Transformed Life Church through our Operation SAFE Mode Initiative,” noted Charmaine Daniels, CEO of the Digicel Jamaica Foundation.

Students from the following schools were the recipients of this generous gift: Carron Hall High School and principals from Shirley Castle Primary, Fairfield Primary, Cascade Primary, Bybrook Primary, Birnamwood Primary, Beecham Hill Primary and Long Road Primary collected on behalf of the primary school students.

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