The digital capacity of the Mackenzie High School (MHS), has been significantly boosted, following a donation made of 10 laptops by the Mackenzie High School Alumni Association-North American Chapter (MHSAA-NAC). On Wednesday, the laptops were presented to the school’s administration by members of the Alumni Association.
In addition to the laptops, 1000 face mask and school stationery supplies were also donated. The simple presentation ceremony saw several members present including Roxanne Niles-Alleyne, Michael James, Jackie Hinds, Latoya Williams and Johnny Gravesande. Deputy Head Teacher of MHS, Althea Abrams-Sealey, in her brief remarks, said she is pleased to be a part of a cause to boost education delivery at an institution that molded her. She urged present students to always remember where they came from. “Where ever you go, I think there is where you suppose to make your home and so whatever benefit you can get or solicit, you do it for the benefit of where you dwelled on a daily basis,” she said.
Mrs Alleyne said an investment in knowledge pays the best interest and such an investment is to help impact the learning and teaching experience of the students, more so that education delivery is transitioning from traditional to digital, with the advent of smart classrooms. “That is our objective, to make Mackenzie High attractable to potential students out there, so it is just a small initiative from our brothers and sisters who have come together to lend support to the administrative body of the Mackenzie High School,” she said.
The Principal of MHS, Mr. Haslyn Small, made representation on behalf of the school to President of MHSAA-NAA, Mr. Andrew James, since the school needed a boost in its digital capacity. James then took the opportunity to start a laptop drive, where funds were raised for the project. The MHSAA has other projects in the pipeline for MHS in the near future.