After School Programme gets technology boost

George Town Primary School now has high speed
Internet.

 Lime donated the service
so students attending a Positive Intervention Now programme for at-risk
adolescents could have better access to the programme.

Positive Intervention Now is an after school programme
aimed at students who have academic and social challenges.

  They receive help,
guidance and positive reinforcement to help them gain the skills, knowledge and
motivation they need to fulfil their potential.

The programme is staged three afternoons a week at St.
George’s Anglican Church Hall by volunteers from the church and within the community.

Volunteers help in areas ranging from academics, to the
arts, to etiquette, character, spiritual development and civics.

  There are currently
around 14 children attending the programme.

Lime head of Corporate Sales and Service Dwayne Mellaneo
said, “This is part of our commitment to the youth of Cayman, to provide all
school children with access to the internet.

  “We recognize the
importance of being able to access the web, whether to do homework, research a
project or just to keep in touch with friends and family.”

Mr. Mellaneo said the company already provides free
internet to all the libraries, schools and there are also many free hotspots
available for example at the airport. 

“It is now common knowledge that children who do not have access
to the internet fall behind in their education,” he said.

Chairperson of the intervention
programme Pat Bynoe-Clarke stated, “We are grateful to LIME for providing this
Internet access to our students. They now have the opportunity to conduct extensive
research on some of the topics discussed during the programme. This will no
doubt enhance their knowledge.”