Republic Bank (BVI) said it has partnered with Rotary Club Sunrise to donate laptops to local schools.
The bank said the partnership is part of a basic education and literacy focus meant to address the lack of resources and supplies for children especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marion Blyden, Managing Director, Republic Bank (BVI), explained that the Bank’s support is in keeping with the mission of its Power to Make A Difference Programme which counts the Power to Learn as one of its key pillars.
“As the world continues to change around us, we are focussed on safeguarding the wellbeing of our communities and the continued success of our youth,” Blyden stated.
She added: “The switch to remote learning is a sudden and significant adjustment for many students, but we are confident in the abilities and resilience of the youth of the British Virgin Islands. We know they will adapt and come out of this experience stronger, and we are proud to do our part to help them achieve their full potential.”
The bank said addressing the digital divide is now more urgent because of the global health pandemic. It said it is pleased to partner with the Rotary Club to help provide students with the resources they need.
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