The Ona Glinton Primary school is set to become the latest fully connected high-speed school in TCI thanks to a $40,000 technology upgrade from Flow TCI, the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF) and the Ministry of Education. The donation was made as part of Flow’s 2022 Mission Week celebrations.
Mission Week 2022 is a company-wide initiative across Liberty Latin America (LLA), which is Flow’s parent company, where employees in Latin America and the Caribbean contribute their time, energy, and knowledge to positively impact the communities we serve. This year's event was observed from December 5 – 9.
Michael Coakley, VP, Head of Communications, Liberty Latin America, marked the occasion by saying, "Liberty Latin America’s Mission Week is an important initiative when our colleagues from across the region come together to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.
Each year our contributions grow and more of our people get involved in our CSR activities focused on supporting learning, taking care of the environment, enabling digital access, and providing disaster relief.
This is a testament to who we are and why we feel it is so important for us to give back in the communities where we live and operate. I am thankful to all those who enthusiastically volunteered their time to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people across our region.”
In total, to date, the CWCF & Flow has invested US$190,000 in upgrades to transform and enhance learning in schools specifically in Grand Turk, and a total of US$270,000 in upgrades to schools across the Turks and Caicos over the last six (6) years.
Joanne Missick, Country Manager, Flow Turks & Caicos, said: “It was a proud moment for me to join the students and administrators of the Ona Glinton Primary, especially as it is my alma mater, as part of this year’s Mission Day exercise along with members of my senior leadership team.
“This is the third school in the Nation’s capital to receive a significant donation from the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to aid in enhancing the e-learning and e-testing experience for students, and teachers.”
The team from Flow was greeted with scores of cheers from the students who happily erupted with praise upon hearing the announcement.
Principal of Ona Glinton, Rhoda Williams remarked that, “Your gift is a long-awaited need here at the Ona Glinton Primary school. It is going to make learning much easier for the boys and girls and help our students to further maximize their potential and continue to make us proud."