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Grand Bahama students receive tablets to advance learning experiences
By The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority
Oct 19, 2020 - 7:05:03 AM

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The Disaster Reconstruction Authority coordinated distribution of 1,500 donated tablets for students in the disaster zones including 260 junior high and high school students in Grand Bahama. Pictured above, Burton Miller of STARS Bahamas presents a student of Eight Mile Rock High School with a Alcatel 1T 10-inch tablet for virtual learning. Pictured with the student is Mr. Burton Miller, STARS Bahamas (left) and Mr. Chester Cooper, Principal of Eight Mile Rock High School (right).

Grand Bahama – The distribution of 1,500 donated tablets for students in the disaster zones continued in Grand Bahama with more than 260 junior high and high school students receiving devices.
  
The Alcatel 1T 10-inch tablets were donated by a group of concerned citizens through the Bahamas Hope Foundation, Odyssey Aviation and STARS Bahamas (Supporting Technology Access and Research for Students) in partnership with the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA).

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Burton Miller, representative of STARS Bahamas explains one goal of STARS Bahamas is to bridge the digital divide and provide solutions for success for all Bahamian students. Pictured above, Mr. Miller addresses students at Eight Mile Rock High School in Grand Bahama.

The Covid-19 era has altered traditional education making it necessary for students to have devices with internet service for access to new learning portals.

“STARS Bahamas believes technology has become a necessity in the quest for further education and knowledge and students should have equal access to technology,” Burton Miller, representative of STARS Bahamas. “Our goal is to bridge the digital divide and provide solutions for success for all Bahamian students. We want to ensure that each student in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has a digital device to access the internet and online portals for learning experiences.”

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This week students in Grand Bahama received tablets to advance learning experiences. The tablets were donated by a group of concerned citizens through the Bahamas Hope Foundation, Odyssey Aviation and STARS Bahamas (Supporting Technology Access and Research for Students) in partnership with the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA). Pictured above are students of Eight Mile Rock High School with Mr. Burton Miller, STARS Bahamas; The Hon. Michael Pintard, Member of Parliament for Marco City and Mrs. Yvonne Ward, District Superintendent, Eastern Grand Bahama and the Cays, Ministry of Education.


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