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Marchand Combined School gets new computer lab

(March 4, 2013) – Students of the Marchand Combined School are set to receive a higher standard of education thanks to a new information technology lab.

This development came as a result of the Sandals Foundation joining forces with the In Time Education project and the Taiwanese Embassy in configuring and installing the school’s computer lab.

Speaking on behalf of the Sandals Foundation at the official handover, Dominic Fedee, Regional Public Relations Manager of Sandals Resorts International Eastern Caribbean, said that the Foundation was very thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a noble undertaking.

“We are very big on education as it is the single best method to give people an opportunity to become the best of themselves. We are very thrilled about the future of this program and can’t wait to see its outcome. Education is the best investment we can make in our children’s future and our country’s posterity,” Fedee noted.

The Foundation outfitted the lab with cubicles and electricity for the computers that were donated through In Time Education.

The In Time Education project has provided computers, access to an educational TV station along with television units for 85 primary schools locally.

Michael Walker, Founder of the In Time Education project was full of praise for the efforts of the Sandals Foundation, which began working on the project in 2012.

“The Sandals Foundation has played a major role in making the computer lab at Marchand School a reality. It is wonderful to see that the project is up and running and able to reach the children,” Walker said.

Education is one of the pillars upon which the Sandals Foundation is built and includes the adoption of 26 schools across the Caribbean.