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Bahamas: Citi, IOM donation brings Leno Learning Link closer to goal of tablets for every student

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Leno Learning Link’s goal of putting a tablet in the hands of every student in The Bahamas moved a step closer to fulfillment yesterday when Citi made a donation of $45,000 to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide tablets for students in some of the most economically challenged communities on New Providence.

Citi was the latest to join dozens of donors coming forward to join the Leno Learning Link, a campaign created by the financial services firm in September.

Leno Trust Managing Director Dianne Bingham said: “When Leno kicked off this campaign at what would have been the beginning of a normal school year with the resumption of in-person classes, the goal seemed so ambitious as to be almost a dream.

“Today, this generous donation by Citi, which filters through to the IOM to put tablets in the hands of students in the Kemp Road, St James Road area and other communities that are especially economically challenged, puts us one step closer to making that dream a reality.”

Bingham’s remarks came after a press conference at the Ministry of Education where Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd noted that “at last, there is a light at the end of the tunnel”.

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