Teachers at the St. George Secondary School have been eagerly showing
up for online classes, ready to teach those students who turn up on
the online platform, but some pupils have been missing classes due to
a lack of electronic devices.

Principal of the St. George Secondary, Dennis Browne, indicated the
above as he extended thanks to the Sunshine Optimist Club recently
after the Club presented the school with a donation of 30 tablets, to
assist students with online learning. The donation was made possible
via a partnership with First Citizens Bank, which made a generous
donation of $10 000 towards the tablets as part of its efforts to
assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The programme has been going well for teachers. All teachers are
engaged. Unfortunately, all of our students are not engaged because of
a lack of devices and that is one of those things that has placed a
little damper on the whole online teaching and learning situation…I
started to see my students blossom, I started to see them bloom, I
started to see the progress that they were making and then came the
pandemic and then with that happening, many of them then were
disengaged because of the lack of devices,” Browne told The Barbados
Advocate during a brief interview following the presentation.


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