Today, St. John’s Vianney Primary School was the recipient of twenty computers which will benefit the students in their educational pursuit. The donation was made possible through Rotary Club of Belize, Sunrise in collaboration with Believe in Belize and a Rotary Club in Ohio. Love news spoke with Nicola Longsworth, Project Director of Rotary Club of Belize, Sunrise, who said that the project came to fruition in late November.
Nicola Longworth Project Director Rotary: “We Have taken on St. John’s Vianney as our flagship project so it was only fittingly right that we provide them with these 20 computers. These computers are up to date with the most recent softwares, they came fully equipped with the keyboard mouse and up to date software.”
Love news also spoke to Deborah Wade, Fundraising Director of Rotary Club of Belize, Sunrise, who said every penny raised goes back into a social project.
Deborah Wade – Fundraising Director: “For me personally when I see the kids learning and when I see them in an environment that’s clean and conducive to learning, for example these computers. They have an IT class but they didn’t have the practical side of it so they were just getting the theory and now they are actually going to able to sit at these computers and do practical work and that’s a huge difference, that’s a huge opportunity for these kids. In today’s world you can get very few jobs without not knowing how to use a computer so with them having that at this young age and being able to utilize the computers it’s a game changer for a lot of these kids so for me being able to be a part of that effort and being able to give them the opportunity, it’s priceless.”
Felix Sutherland, the Principal of St. John’s Vianney Primary School spoke about the ways in which the school will benefit from the computers.
Felix Sutherland – Principal of St. John’s Vianney Primary School: “It will enable the students to do advance research. It will also assist our teachers to do advanced preparation for instructions in the different subject areas. Not all of our students are fortunate to have a PC or internet at home so this will enable them to do that here at school. They can make arrangements in the afternoon after school to come and do their homework. This is indeed a blessing. We could almost have a whole class at one given time. For sure we will have a student per computer when they are in the computer lab.”
Rotary Club of Belize, Sunrise, has not only outfitted the school’s computer lab with computers; they have also contributed in other ways to help make learning a wonderful experience.