THE New Forrest Primary and Junior High School last Friday received a desktop computer, a laptop and projector from the Wright family of Duff House District with the help of Digicel and the Camara Foundation.
The donation, spearheaded by Trisha Williams-Singh, senior corporate relations manager at Digicel, formed part of the Wright family's efforts to improve the standard of education at their alma mater.
The family also presented the school with a $150,000 grant, in the name of the Eva and June Wright Fund, to be awarded over a three-year period to the top Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) male and female students.
"The donation of a projector and computers will go a far way in aiding teachers in their work," said Principal Arnaldo Allen. "The entire New Forrest family is happy that the Wright family, Digicel Jamaica and Camara Jamaica chose to invest in our success."
Jason Corrigan, commercial director at Digicel Jamaica, also presented the principal with one of Digicel's latest handsets, a Samsung Galaxy, in order to assist Allen to stay in touch via e-mail.
New Forrest Primary and Junior High is one of the better performing schools in south Manchester, attracting students from as far as Mandeville.
The school has to its credit two GSAT scholars from the recent results and numerous trophies from sport and culture competitions.
After making the presentations, the Wright family, Camara Jamaica and Digicel committed to continue their partnership to improve the quality of education in that part of the island.
Williams-Singh made the presentations along with Ann-Marie Vaz, Duane Stephenson, businessman; and Marsha Whyte, an attorney based in New York who attended the school.