San­dals Foun­da­tion Presents 20 Lap­top Com­put­ers to TSOBE-led Busi­ness Pro­gramme

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On the heels of an­other suc­cess­ful Busi­ness En­thu­si­asts (BE) pro­gramme, the San­dals Foun­da­tion has armed The School of Busi­ness En­trepreneurs (TSOBE) with 20 lap­top com­put­ers to fur­ther en­hance the pro­gramme’s delivery stan­dards.

Re­gional Public Re­la­tions Man­ager for San­dals Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional in the East­ern Caribbean, Mr. Su­nil Ramdeen, and Public Re­la­tions Man­ager for San­dals Re­sorts in Saint Lu­cia, Rhonda Gi­raudy de­liv­ered the com­put­ers to the in­sti­tu­tion on Mon­day. Gi­raudy has been hands-on with the pro­gramme’s de­vel­op­ment from its in­cep­tion in 2015.

TSOBE Di­rec­tor Dr. Ti­mothy Robin­son said the con­tri­bu­tion was un­doubt­edly a sign of un­re­lent­ing part­ner­ship be­tween the in­sti­tu­tion and the San­dals Foun­da­tion in their col­lec­tive bid to con­tinue to pos­i­tively in­flu­ence the lives of the is­land’s youth.

“We could not have been more sur­prised and happy. These units will cer­tainly en­hance the progamme’s delivery and al­low us to in­tro­duce way more in­ter­ac­tive ways of learn­ing and the­o­ret­i­cal sub­ject delivery,” Dr. Robin­son said, adding, “We are al­ready in the process of re­vis­ing our cur­ricu­lum and I am cer­tain our project man­agers will find in­no­va­tive ways of in­volv­ing tech­nol­ogy in the new struc­ture.”

Ear­lier this month, Di­rec­tor of Pro­grammes for the San­dals Foun­da­tion, Ms. Heidi Clarke praised the work of the TSOBE team on its con­sis­tent delivery of qual­ity busi­ness ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes to young peo­ple from across the is­land. She said the school has man­aged to bet­ter its own stan­dards with every new ses­sion.

“For us these com­put­ers are our way of let­ting TSOBE know that we are more than con­fi­dent in their abil­ity to con­tinue to carry the BE pro­gramme to new lev­els and ul­ti­mate ed­u­cate and arm the next gen­er­a­tion of en­trepreneurs in Saint Lu­cia and pos­si­bly around the Caribbean. We can­not be more proud of what they have done to make a pos­i­tive im­pact in the com­mu­nity,” Clarke said.

TSOBE grad­u­ated 28 young in­di­vid­u­als in early Oc­to­ber from its BE pro­gramme, bring­ing the num­ber of to­tal grad­u­ates to over 300 from com­mu­ni­ties across the is­land.

The San­dals Foun­da­tion in­vest­ment into the ini­tia­tive now stands at in ex­cess of EC$150,000.

The San­dals Foun­da­tion pre­sented 20 lap­tops to The School of Busi­ness En­trepreneurs this week.

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