Anse la Raye RC Infant School (ALRIS) achieved another milestone with a ceremony to mark the opening of its brand new computer lab a few weeks ago. In attendance were the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Fiona Mayer, District Education Officer Mrs.
Marie Allain, former District Representative Honourable Dominic Feede, benefactor Mrs. Mary Popo, members of the clergy, School Principal Mr Albert Joseph and his team, students and other invited guests.
This new facility, will provide students and teachers with the opportunity to: be equipped with the necessary computer skills to operate in a technological world; access technological devices which will provide educational resources for the development of both teachers and students; train teachers on how to integrate technology into the curriculum to facilitate teaching in and out of the classroom and be engaged in extracurricular 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, one of which was IBIS Management Associates Inc. of Curacao, through its Banks-4-Kids Program, IBIS donated US $2,000.00 thus enabling the acquisition of 25 tablets for the students. Banks-4-Kids’ mission is to empower kids in every community to achieve their dreams.
IBIS Management Associates was established in Curacao, Dutch Caribbean in 2000, and is a leading consulting firm and technology solutions provider, specialized in Operational Excellence in the areas of Straight Through Payments Processing, Digital Banking, Cybersecurity , AML/CFT Compliance,Regulatory Reporting and App development. They serve over 50 Financial Institutions and Corporates throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, including Saint Lucia, and have built a loyal base of clients over the years. According to the CEO, Mr Clark Russel, IBIS is delighted to be associated with this project which will redound to the growth and development of the kids of the school.
In his thank you remarks, Mr. Abert Joseph, Principal, Anse la Raye RC Infant School said: “IBIS has provided an incredible opportunity to over 80 students to 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.”