LIME gets GT kids wired

| 29/01/2010

(CNS): At-risk adolescents attending an afterschool programme aimed at students from George Town primary school who have academic and social challenges have been given a gateway to the worldwide web with the donation by LIME of high speed internet. Students in the Positive Intervention Now (PIN) programme receive help, guidance and positive reinforcement to help them gain the skills, knowledge and motivation they need to fulfil their potential, a release from the local telecommunications company explained.

The programme is run three afternoons a week at St. George’s Anglican Church hall by volunteers from the church and from within the community. They help in areas ranging from academics to the arts, to etiquette, character/spiritual development and civics. There are currently around 14 children attending the programme.

Head of Corporate Sales and Service Dwayne Mellaneo said, “This is part of our commitment to the youth of Cayman that we will provide all children with access to the internet. We recognize the importance of being able to access the web whether to do homework, research a project or just to keep in touch with friends and family. We already provide free internet to all the Libraries, schools and there are also many free hotspots available for example at the airport. It is now common knowledge that children who do not have access to the internet fall behind in their education.”

Chairperson of the PIN board, Pat Bynoe-Clarke, stated, “We are grateful to LIME for providing this Internet access to our students. They now have to opportunity to conduct extensive research on some of the topics they discuss during the programme. This will no doubt enhance their knowledge.”

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