The Rotary Club of Antigua has donated 180 computers to the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) as part of its Computer for the World Programme.
The presentation took place on the institute’s compound on the presence of Rotarians, faculty members and students.
During the presentation ceremony, Past President of the Rotary Club of Antigua and Coordinator of the Computer for the World and Sewing Project, Cordel Josiah, explained that “over the past eleven years the Rotary Club of Antigua in partnership with the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club of Washington State have conducted a project called “Computers for the World”. To date, we have donated over 3,000 computers and hundreds of printers to over sixty (60) schools in Antigua and Barbuda, and have set up over fifty (50) fully networked computer labs in the schools”, he said.
Josiah further expressed the hope that “as these laptops are handed over to ABHTI, I am confident that Ms. Ruthlyn Matthias and her team and students of ABHTI will benefit through the use of these laptops as they take very good care of them. We are also arranging special computer training at ABHTI to be conducted by our IT trainer Ms. Mako Williams, which is expected to begin as soon as possible”.
The Executive Director of ABHTI is Ruthlyn Matthias expressed her gratitude to the Rotary Cub of Antigua and its partners for the gesture which will go a long way in enhancing the technological capabilities and capacities of the students.