tTech partners with Youth Education Association for rural back-to-school drive in Nonsuch
tTech Limited, a Jamaican-based managed IT services provider, partnered with the Youth Education Association (YEA), to host a back-to-school donation drive at the Nonsuch Primary School in Portland on Saturday (August 29).
The event, as the second of the YEA’s 2022 back-to-school treats for the year, was established to provide some much-needed supplies to students from the Nonsuch community.
Packages containing various food items and school supplies were distributed to approximately 130 students and their parents who made an appearance throughout the day.
tTech catered to students at the primary school level by providing books, pencils, pens, crayons, rulers and other supplies of which the students were in need.
tTech and the YEA were pleased to support the students with this effort. Speaking on the success of the event, YEA executive director, Tahje Wallen said “the residents were very happy that we hosted this treat in their community. We were thanked on many occasions for recognising Nonsuch as one of the communities to help in this way as there were a lot of families who needed help to send their children back to school. That’s why we are truly grateful that tTech agreed to continue to support us in these efforts – to provide assistance to students in underserved communities across Jamaica and positively impact their lives”.
tTech’s shared passion for youth development and education was foremost in their decision to continue this partnership and support this effort.
Speaking about the company’s involvement in the initiative, tTech’s marketing manager, Gillian Murray, stated that “it has been such a fulfilling journey to invest in and make a difference in these children’s lives, especially because access to technology for schooling during the pandemic has become an even more pressing issue for them and their parents”.
“That is why we decided to forfeit the celebratory events for our 15th anniversary and channel those funds instead to providing some necessary resources to fortify students throughout the year,” Murray continued.
tTech Limited has always, and especially throughout the pandemic, supported initiatives geared towards youth and education in Jamaica.
Since 2020 and in celebration of its 15th anniversary this year, the company has provided some much-needed tablets, data, supplies, scholarships, time and other resources among programmes like the City Kids Homeschooling Clusters in Kingston, GraceKennedy’s Grace and Staff Foundation Child’s Month competitions, UTECH School of Computing, STEAMHouse and most recently, the YEA.