KPMG recently donated CI$25,000 for a new computer classroom at Cayman Prep and High School.
The donation will help ensure that sufficient computers are available for the use of every student. Even four- and five-year-old Kindergarten students will now be able to have regular lessons in basic computer technology.
‘Computer technology is now a key subject in any school curriculum,’ Kris Beighton, partner at KPMG, said in a press release. ‘It is vitally important to help ensure the next generation have a good understanding of computer technology, to assist in their future professional and personal careers and we are pleased to be able to support this initiative.’
Brian Wilson, vice-principal of Cayman Prep School said, ‘Cayman Prep and High School is committed to providing its students with the tools, the problem-solving skills and the personal qualities which will enable them to flourish in any society. As we strive to meet and exceed international standards, the provision of up-to-date ICT facilities assumes more and more importance.
‘The management and staff of KPMG recognize the need for education to keep pace with the changing demands of Cayman’s increasingly global society. They have thus chosen to invest in the future by sponsoring the primary school’s brand new computer lab at Smith Road, to the tune of CI$25,000.
‘Not withstanding this generous donation, KPMG has also agreed to provide an annual sum of CI$2,000 (initially for three years) to assist with maintenance and the purchase of necessary software.’
Mr. Wilson expressed the hope that a continuing relationship would develop, whereby the company could maintain a personal involvement in the KPMG Computer Lab for many years. One suggestion under discussion is the possibility for KPMG staff to come into the school on a periodic basis to interact with the students and provide real life feedback and examples on the use of computer technology in the workplace.