United Sanitation Services Gifts Students with 80 Tablets for Online Learning
Owner of United Station Services Henry Dean is doing his part to ensure every child in the country as a tablet for the continuation of online learning, as schools remain physically closed.
He presented the Ministry of Education with 80 tablets for the T.G Glover Primary School.
Dean lives in the neighborhood and wanted to assist the children in his community.
“I owe this to T.G. Glover.
“T.G. Glover is personal and profound to us because we live here. I believe that a good number of students who attend T.G. Glover come from the surrounding area. It would be foolish of us not to pay attention to what’s next door. We want to encourage, enhance, support those in the neighborhood academically but it goes beyond that.
“My presence and involvement bring respectability to the environment. We want to continue to build that kind of reputation,” Dean said.
Education Minister Jeff Lloyd expressed his gratitude to Dean for the donation.
“We will not stop until every student, every educator has a device in his/her hand.
By the end of this year, we expect to achieve that. We expect that the 46,000
students in the public school and the 45,000 educators, administrators, teachers
will have an appropriate device capacitated to deal with online learning,” Lloyd said.
Dean said he has provided education for his children and wished for other children to have the same opportunity.
“I know what the value of education is. I have invested in it and seen it produce. My
children have succeeded, but they can’t be the only ones to succeed. This would
be a troubled society for all of us.”
United Sanitation Services is the oldest private garbage collection company in New Providence.
(BIS photo/Derek Smith)