Conyers has partnered with the Bermuda Education Network (BEN) to provide laptops for students at Paget Primary who need them for remote learning.
Conyers is one of eleven companies so far to answer BEN’s appeal to provide devices for public primary school students who need them to access online classes and resources. The firm has purchased 30 Chromebooks for the Paget Primary PTA, which will loan them out to families who do not have a PC or laptop for their children to use.
“Conyers is very happy to be part of this collaborative initiative with BEN to support students and their families as they cope with the challenge of remote schooling at this difficult time,” said Christian Luthi, Conyers’ Chairman. “We hope this will help alleviate some stress and provide families with the resources they need for home learning.”
Sheila Jones, President of Paget Primary PTA said: “We are delighted to accept the laptops and greatly appreciate this assistance for those families who need the loan of these devices to ensure their children have equal access to learning opportunities while schools are closed due to Covid-19.”
The donation of the laptops, valued at around $15,000, is part of a $100,000 pledge from Conyers to support those in the Bermuda community impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm has so far also donated $15,000 to the Salvation Army and $15,000 to the Coalition for the Protection of Children. The balance of the funds pledged will be donated in the coming weeks to other charities that are providing relief as a result of the crisis.