tTech joins with Youth Education Association for back-to-school drive

Loop News | August 27, 2021 12:00

tTech Limited – Jamaican-based Managed IT Services provider, partnered with the Youth Education Association (YEA) to host a back-to-school donation drive at the Yallahs High School in St. Thomas on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The event, as the second of the YEA’s 2021 back-to-school drives, was established to provide some much-needed supplies to students from the Yallahs community.

A total of 211 bags, containing various food items and school supplies were distributed to students and their guardians who made an appearance throughout the day. tTech catered to students from primary to high school level by providing books, pencils, pens, crayons, rulers and other supplies of which the students were in need.

The YEA and tTech were pleased to support the students with this effort. Speaking on the success of the event, YEA Executive Director, Tahje Wallen said “the turnout was more than expected and the children and community were very happy with our presence. We were actually thanked on more than one occasion for choosing Yallahs as one of the communities to help in this way as there were a lot of families who needed help to manage back-to-school. We’re truly grateful that tTech, along with our other sponsors agreed to support us in supporting them”.

The Youth Education Association (YEA), as the brainchild of Founder and Executive Director, Tahje Wallen, is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide educational services, equipment and other forms of assistance to students across the island. So far, the YEA has supported numerous students throughout the pandemic by hosting tablet and supplies drives, CSEC and CAPE marathons, student workshops, seminars and more. 

tTech Limited was pleased to be able to assist with such an effort.

Speaking about tTech’s involvement in the initiative, Marketing Manager for tTech, Gillian Murray, stated during the event that “tTech has always been keen to support education in Jamaica and we have always wanted to do a back-to-school treat.”

She added: “Our corporate social responsibility philosophy speaks to youth and community development because we believe that if you impact a child’s life, you impact a community and the country, by extension. So, when we were approached to partner with the YEA for this timely initiative, we were pleased to jump on board to help students better prepare for and manage the school year, whether virtually or face-to-face”.

tTech Limited has always, and especially throughout the pandemic, supported initiatives geared towards youth and education in Jamaica. From 2020 to 2021 so far, the Company has donated tablets, data, cash, supplies, time and other resources among programmes like the City Kids Homeschooling Clusters in Kingston, GraceKennedy’s Grace and Staff Foundation Child’s Month essay competitions, most recently, the YEA, and more.