CDB Equips Local School with iPads

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has answered a call by a local primary school for tools to improve teaching processes, with its recent donation of Apple iPads to the Irvin Wilson School in Barbados. Mr. Collin Cunningham, Information Officer (Ag.), CDB, said, "Education and human resource development is one of the Bank's key developmental priorities. We are pleased to assist the Irvin Wilson School in its efforts to incorporate technology in its classrooms, as it continues to play an invaluable role in the education of Barbados' autistic, hearing and visual impaired children." Principal, Ms. Wendy Blackman, thanked CDB for its donation. "We sent requests to several organisations and CDB was the first to respond. We have already started preparations for the inclusion of the iPads in the teaching programme. The speech and language pathologist is preparing programmes specifically for use by the students on the iPads." Mrs. Blackman added that while the iPads will be used at all class levels, emphasis will be placed on programmes for the autistic students. PIX CAPTION: Students of Class AB3 could not wait to use the new Apple iPads donated by CDB. (L-R, backrow) Principal, Ms. Wendy Blackman; Ms. Jennh Parris, Class Teacher; Mr. Tyrone Bovell, Office Attendant, CDB; and Mr. Collin Cunningham, Information Officer, CDB.

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