October 24th, 2020

Lethbridge East Rotary bringing laptops to Dominica


By Kuhl, Nick on November 8, 2019.

Nick Kuhl

Lethbridge Herald

nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com

Most people probably take internet access and school resources to be an automatic notion in 2019.

But for an island nation still reeling from hurricane devastation, such is not the case.

That is why a seven-person team from Lethbridge is heading to Dominica today. The Rotary Club of Lethbridge East has partnered with the IT for Dominica foundation, a Lethbridge-based group that has worked with the Caribbean commonwealth for 20 years, for a two-week trip to deliver and install new learning resources.

When Dominica was hit hard by Hurricane Maria in 2017, schools were destroyed, along with libraries, books and computers.

“Our Rotary Club has put together, with a group of volunteers, 1,700 Chromebooks and all the associated hardware,” said Andrew Bronson with the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East.

“The kids are going to jump right to the latest technology. They’re going to use Chromebooks for their resource material. It’s huge opportunity for this community down there. The objective is that we will train the local technical people how to work with this equipment.”

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