Press Release:- Just days after the Sandals Foundation distributed electronic tablets and other school supplies to the students, FLOW Saint Lucia has now come to their assistance and provided Wi-Fi access for the children at the Wilton Yard Community Center.
As students are now forced to turn to online learning, the Sandals Foundation has been actively donating tablets to hundreds of students throughout the Caribbean. However understanding that the students also need internet access to get their work done, Sandals reached out to our partners at FLOW.
Without a moment’s hesitation FLOW responded in the affirmative, and within days, and in spite of a number of challenges at the location, FLOW was able to install Wi-Fi at the Wilton Yard community center allowing the children of that area to have access to their education.
Managing Director of Sandals Saint Lucia Winston Anderson, who led the Sandals Foundation team that made the donation, along with our partners from the Safe Spaces organisation, said it demonstrates the power of working together.
“It just goes to show what can be achieved when we work toward the greater good. At this difficult time we need people supporting each other instead of trying to create negativity in the society and bringing each other down. We wish to commend Chris Williams and his team at FLOW for responding so quickly to the need to assist these kids, and we believe that it is this spirit of cooperation and charity that will help Saint Lucia to rise and recover.”
And Anselm Mathurin, Manager Corporate, said, “this was a no-brainer. We had to do it. It did not matter how many challenges we encountered, we wanted to bring WiFi to the community center for the children. What is more, for us, this is our neighbourhood and at a time when our children were forced to work from home, we really wanted to make the experience positive and less stressful for them. We wish them every success, but hope that they will put the tablets to good use, even while the school year draws to an official close for 2020.”