Over a Hundred Laptops Donated to Sacred Heart Junior College in Cayo District: Boosting Education with Support from Republic of China Taiwan

Over a Hundred Laptops Donated to Sacred Heart Junior College in Cayo District: Boosting Education with Support from Republic of China Taiwan

Over a hundred laptops were provided to the Administration of Sacred Heart Junior College in the Cayo District today. The computers are a part of the tranche of laptops that were donated to Belize from the Republic of China Taiwan. Orlando Habet, Cayo Northeast Area Representative, spoke about the significance of the donation and how it will positively impact students. 

Orlando Habet, Cayo North East Area Representative: “It is a collaboration that we have with the Ministry of Education and certainly we appreciate the donation that came from the Government of Taiwan who have insisted that they really want to help us to improve our information technology and this is one way to do that and for the students who are in IT to look at the areas of technology innovation certainly and as part of Plan Belize certainly because our Plan Belize states that in the area of education we must improve technology innovation and these resources that we have will help these bright young minds to develop some of those skills that they have and those that they will be able to learn through instruction. So I think that in general it is a program that is going to help these students but it also assists the schools and the administration themselves because many students who do not have the opportunity to own one of these computers will be able to have one now. For the high schools and I just mentioned that sometimes some of the complaints are that students who come to high school may not have sufficient background information and learning in particular areas and so these computers will help the students at the high school level to increase their knowledge and information technology and so when they come to high school at least they have those basics.”

Love News also spoke to the school’s Vice Principal Euphemia Usher and student Aiofa Wade about the donation. 

Eufemia Usher, Vice Principal, Sacred Heart College: “We feel very honoured from this gift that we received from the Ministry of Education and the Government of Belize and we are very grateful to the Republic of China Taiwan for honouring us with 140 tablets and I am pretty sure that our students will make very good use of these tablets, especially the unfortunate ones. I know how advantageous it is to become digital savvy. There are many advantages. They’re striving for a job in the job market. It’s a lifelong learning for them. Technology is very important today, so we do appreciate this token. Sacred Heart College is very pleased and grateful to receive these tablets.”


Aiofa Wade, Student of Sacred Heart College:“I feel really grateful and honoured that the Ministry of Education gifted Sacred Heart with 140 Chromebooks. I think it’s definitely a way into advancement for us, especially for the students who need it the most, those who can’t really afford Chromebooks or laptops. I think this is such a generous gift and I know it will help them in the long run and I can’t wait to see what else we can partner with the Ministry of Education to do. As you can see this is  already an amazing start and I can’t wait to see what else they have to do so I’m really grateful.”

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