Water Authority donates computers

According to Minister of Community Services Dr. Frank McField, finding ways to work together not only helps the community, it also builds the nation.

Inter-ministry cooperation is something he accordingly strives to accomplish whenever possible, states a GIS press release.

Resulting from his efforts and Water Authority of the Cayman Islands generosity, George Town Primary School students are the latest beneficiaries; last Wednesday and the Authority donated six computers to the school.

Over a year ago Dr. McField asked agencies under his ministry whether they had any surplus computer equipment, because he knew of a school that could use it.

Response to the query took a little time, but the request had not fallen on deaf ears and last week, the Water Authority came through in a big way. Four computers are destined for the school’s computer lab, while the remaining two will go to children that principal Marie Martin feels are in need of a computer at home.

All six Compaq computers come equipped with network cards and four gigabits of memory.

Water Authority Director Dr. Gelia Frederick van Genderen explained that the Authority was in the process of updating its computers and she wanted to help.

‘We were aware the school had been through so much during Hurricane Ivan. We were happy to do our part,’ she said.

Dr. McField praised the Water Authority’s donation.

‘I know these computers will be put to good use. The children and school are going to benefit,’ he said. ‘I thank the Authority for doing its part. If everyone does likewise, the load is lighter, and cooperation benefits us all.’