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  • Plans by the Treadways Gospel Assembly to establish a homework centre for the community, has been bolstered by the gift of four computers, a printer and one month free Internet service from Digicel.
  • The donation was made possible through the lobbying efforts of Civil Servant of the Year, Miss Enthrose Campbell.
  • Pastor of the congregation, Courtney Lyn, said the gift was timely, and the community would, in a short time, reflect the benefits that the computers can provide.

Plans by the Treadways Gospel Assembly to establish a homework centre for the community, has been bolstered by the gift of four computers, a printer and one month free Internet service from Digicel, made possible through the lobbying efforts of Civil Servant of the Year, Miss Enthrose Campbell.

Speaking with JIS News, at the St. Catherine-based church where the presentation was made on August 26, Pastor of the congregation, Courtney Lyn, said the gift was timely, and the community would, in a short time, reflect the benefits that the computers can provide.

“For the church, and the community, this is a wonderful gift, which will be used to enhance the education of youngsters and older folks. Enthrose, thank you very much for your thoughts; and to Digicel, continue the wonderful community work that you are doing,” Pastor Lyn said.

Meanwhile, Senior Corporate Relations Manager at Digicel, Tricia Williams-Singh, who handed over the computers to Miss Campbell, said the work of the Civil Servant of the Year, “ties in with our concept of celebrating extra-ordinary persons and achievers.”

She urged the community to take care of the computers, as they will be of great help to the members and students.

Community member, Vanette Higgins, who was among the persons at the church to witness the presentation, said she is elated “to know that Digicel could come here, and recognize us in this little community.”

“This will help our children with their homework, and it will be much easier and cost effective for them to come here,” she said, noting that the nearest Internet café is over three miles away.

Primary school student, Lamar Waldron, said he will be utilizing the computers for his homework, while 10th grade high school student, Shania Johnson, said she now has “easier access to do my assignments.”