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  • Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has commended the Multicare Foundation for its continued partnership with communities.
  • Constructed by telecommunications company, LIME, a retrofitted cargo container has been transformed into a cyber-centre branded ‘The Link’.
  • The facility will provide Internet access primarily for students doing research and homework.

Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has commended the Multicare Foundation for its continued partnership with communities, and for transforming the lives of many through its homework, and other programmes.

The Minister was addressing the official launch of the $3 million Multicare Foundation Cyber Centre on Tuesday, April 29, at the Breezy Castle Sport Complex, downtown, Kingston.

Constructed by telecommunications company, LIME, a retrofitted cargo container has been transformed into a cyber-centre branded ‘The Link’.

This Internet access facility and resource centre is outfitted with 11 new desktop computers, powered by LIME broadband service, a printer, and an administrative office.

The facility will provide Internet access primarily for students doing research and homework.  It will also provide limited document publishing for the general public.

‘The Link’ is expected to benefit individuals, schools and organisations in the communities of Rae Town, Tel Aviv, Southside, and Rose Garden, as well as other surrounding communities.

“I am encouraging the members of this community to value the centre and help to sustain it and make it last for years, it cannot be replaced. The students who are the chief beneficiaries must make full use of the facility,” Rev. Thwaites said.

Meanwhile, Chairman of LIME Foundation, Errol Miller said LIME is keen on supporting the proliferation of affordable internet access to primary schools, and communities in underserved areas.

Acknowledging the contribution of the LIME Foundation as a good corporate citizen, Rev. Thwaties pointed out that the cyber centre is a valuable community resource noting that he anticipates more collaborative initiatives between LIME and the Multicare Foundation, to benefit communities.

The MultiCare Foundation is a private, voluntary, non-profit organisation committed to youth and community development, and was established in Kingston, in April 1993. Its core programmes are the performing arts, visual arts, art therapy and sports.