Students of the John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools are now better equipped for online learning with a recent donation of 40 desktop computers.
The donation was made to the schools by CIBC FirstCaribbean.
Mr Glenn Whewell, one of the teachers managing the laptop loans at John Gray High School said, “Access to live lessons for some students remained a challenge as sadly not all students had a desktop or in other cases may be sharing devices. We greatly appreciate the kind gesture from FirstCaribbean Bank which will now enable more students to further their learning and complete tasks more efficiently”
“More importantly, access to the donated desktops will not only assist disadvantaged students while at home but also when they return to the classroom later on in the year,” he added.
Technology Manager Algon Nixon at CIBC FirstCaribbean who coordinated the bank’s donation stated, “CIBC FirstCaribbean will always work to support the local community. Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life. We hope this can help a student in need of a computer.”
Mark McIntyre, Managing Director for the bank’s Cayman Operating Company, said “These days it is difficult to imagine working without suitable computer equipment. Many people however struggle to improve their computer literacy which is often the result of limited resources. We are hopeful the bank's donation will enhance access to computer education for the children and youths of John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools and eliminate a potential barrier in their educational journey."
About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in sixteen (16) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 68 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with over US$11 billion in assets and market capitalization of US $2 billion. We also have an office in Hong Kong. The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.