SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Guardian Group and Keijzer Computers are two Sint Maarten based companies that take their corporate responsibility very serious and therefore endeavored to provide computers to students that have to follow distance education but have no device, SVOBE representative Saskia Kliphuis said in a press statement on Wednesday.
On Tuesday August the 18th, 13 desktop computers with Microsoft 2019, Zoom and other useful programs for education were delivered at the Milton Peters College (MPC) for students of HAVO, TKL and PKL-PBL and five (5) computers were delivered for Sundial School students.
The Guardian Group had already been instrumental in arranging an earlier donation of 12 refurbished laptops by MVG Computers.
Due to social distancing regulations the students will be called and asked to pick up their computer one-by-one.
SVOBE Schools are delighted about this positive initiative from the Guardian Group and Keijzer Computers, but are very worried about the many students that have no laptop, tablet or computer at home or have to share one device with many people in their household.
A lot of students also lack Wi-Fi or data. Without a proper device and internet connectivity distance education cannot be successful.
Five computers for Sundial students. In the picture: Mireille Regales, Department Head Sundial School, Aisha van Grieken from Guardian Group, Marc Smoorenburg from Keijzer Computers and Saskia Kliphuis from SVOBE.