Clients and staff of the Sister Basilia Center received all twelve SkoolPad 2-in-1 laptop/tablets from Pecko Leenen and Harm-Jan Smit of Skool Automatisering
Recently Sr. Basilia Center clients received 12 SkoolPads, the 2 in 1 tablet and laptop designed specifically for educational purposes. This donation was announced during the recently held Caribbean Technology & Education Conference. Earlier in 2015, President of the Foresee Foundation and project manager of the DigiKidz program, José Sommers, had a meeting with the shareholder of Paradigit Arjen de Koning, who participates yearly in the Heineken Regatta. They already met years before and after ample research it was decided to equip the DigiKidz Schools with the infrastructure and devices of Skool. Based on the level of partnership with Skool, Jose Sommers expressed the wish to have Skool B.V. make a worthy donation outside the DigiKidz project for a very special group of children, who are not included in the project but definitely need the special care and attention of the community and business world: the clients of Sr. Basilia Center, St. Maarten’s residential and Day care Center for people with disabilities.
Skool representative Pecko Leenen, who came over for the CTEC conference, explained in his donation speech, that they annually receive numerous donation requests. However, the company unanimously acknowledged that this was an exceptional good one, not only contributing to St. Maarten education and showing social responsibility, but especially to Sr. Basilia. He told the audience that “From the deepest of our heart we find that people and especially kids with disabilities have abilities too. And that is what this donation should be all about. Making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams they have eventually can come true.”
The donation was received by Carlsson Richardson, Department Manager of Sr. Basilia Center, who was visibly touched by the kind donation. He explained that “seeing the ever changing world of technology, the clients of the Sister Basilia Center can also now be equipped in utilizing digital information and interactive programming in their classrooms.” Carlsson together with Management are working hard on getting client friendly software on the devices and promised to make full use of it.
On behalf of the Sister Basilia Center, he thanked Skool B.V. for the generous donation and showed his appreciation to Foresee Foundation who took its projects a step further by including Sr. Basilia and its clients.
Carlson Richardson, Department manager of the Sister Basilia Center, received a SkoolPad 2-in-1 laptop/tablets during the C-TEC Meet and Greet Reception .