The Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society (ABPS), the oldest Antiguan and Barbudan community organization has made a significant contribution to the local education system by donating 20 tablets to the Holy Trinity School in Barbuda. As part of its community empowerment initiatives, the 81-year old organization headquartered in Harlem, NY responded to a request for tablets to support the school’s “Preparing Children for Success Initiative.”
The tablets were delivered to school officials in Barbuda, during the first week of January. The devices will be used to support the Lexia Learning Core Reading Program, a technology based, student driven program that supports Early Childhood Literacy.
Vice President of the ABPS, Rowan Hill handed over the tablets to the enthusiastic group of students. The tablets will be housed in an annex that serves students in Kindergarten through Grade I.
“The ABPS is thrilled to be a part of this program that brings technology to the classroom, and we know that it will help to level the digital playing field for students on our sister island of Barbuda. It will greatly assist in improving their literacy skills and ensure that they get the tools needed to succeed in the 21st century,” said Mona Wyre-Manigo, newly elected President of the ABPS. She also expressed excitement about her intentions to continue some of the ABPS’ community outreach programs that were initiated by her predecessor, Ms. Roz Olatunji.
Since 1934, the ABPS, a community organization founded by Antiguans and Barbudans, has been involved in promoting and cultivating social and intellectual activities as well as providing charitable assistance to Antiguans and Barbuda at home and abroad.