St. Lucia – August 4, 2021 – Anse La Raye RC Infant School (ALRIS) today announces the opening of its brand new computer lab. With this computer lab, Anse La Raye provides access to the necessary tools and facilities for its students to receive an educational experience on par with their more advanced and more fortunate peers.
As a result of this project, ALRIS will:
- Provide a modern facility for students that will equip them with them with the necessary computer skills to operate in a technological world.
- Provide access to technological devices which provide students with interactive games and quizzes to support learning
- Train teachers on how to integrate technology into the curriculum to facilitate teaching in the classroom
- Include printing and scanning facilities to provide lab users the chance to make full use of the lab experience and to create high quality materials for teaching and student learning.
- Open the door to extra-curricular activities like a coders club where students can learn the skills of coding through games and simulations.
The project was completed in collaboration with multiple third-party sponsors. Students will benefit from a high quality of internet connection provided by CARCIP in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. TEMENOS, the world’s #1 banking software company, donated laptops as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility mission to invest in future generations.
Albert Joseph, Principal, Anse La Ray RC Infant School said:
“TEMENOS has provided an incredible opportunity to over eighty students by opening a gateway to tons of information, videos and educational resources that will help students of the Anse la Raye RC Infant School excel in their studies and acquire numerous skills that they are likely to use in this technologically driven society. Your donation has come at an opportune time when so many of our students lack access to technological devices and need to be instructed via digital means.
It is noteworthy that businesses like yours help transform lives by your donations. You are truly change makers shaping not only the future of banking, but education in our Anse la Raye community. There is no way to fully express the gratitude that we at the school feel at this time. Thank you immensely.”
According to the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Fiona Mayer:
“TEMENOS must be thanked profusely for its generous contribution to education in St. Lucia, particularly at the Anse la Raye RC Infant School. I also urge teachers and the principal to ensure that the laptops and computer lab add value to our children’s lives. They’re meant to support them with their educational journeys and not to be seen as a tool solely for entertainment. Ensure that it adds value to the community and that many students will benefit from this.”
Enrique Ramos O’Reilly, Managing Director – Latin America and the Caribbean, TEMENOS said:
“Our mission here at TEMENOS is to make the world a better place through banking and technology. More than 1.2 billion people rely on TEMENOS for their daily banking needs across Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Africa and beyond. I am delighted that TEMENOS could be part of building the new computer lab, and donating eight new laptops to help the children in St. Lucia benefit from all that technology has to offer.”