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Students learn to give back

Students of the St. Alban’s Primary School on Wednesday received a lesson in giving back when Aaron and Christina Truss of the Aron & Christina Foundation made presentations to the class three students of that school.


During Wednesday’s morning assembly the founders of the Foundation presented 57 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablets to the students. This is the second year the Foundation has presented tablets to pupils and their teacher.


In his remarks, Aaron Truss expressed a hope that through witnessing the gesture, the pupils of the school will also be inspired to give back.

“Christina and I are Barbadians like most, if not all of you, so we have a duty to contribute to our society. So we hope that one of the things that you will take from today’s experience is that you will remember to give something back to our country and our society when you are older.”

Similar sentiments were also echoed by Principal, Angela Ramsay, who said the Foundation’s presentation was generally appreciated.

“I think that the gesture by the Aaron & Christina Foundation is a wonderful one. This is the second time that we have been chosen as a school to receive these gifts… We wanted to impress on the children that it is a gift but it is an example for them…so that they will be able to give back too… They will receive at this point but a time will come when they are in a position to show their appreciation, letting it be a cycle where they receive now and then they give in the future.”


The Foundation, which was established in 2009, has previously presented XO laptops and XO tablets over the years to students at a number of schools across the island. These educational institutions included: Half Moon Fort Primary School, St. Elizabeth Primary School and Society Primary School. For the academic year 2014-2015, the Foundation will present “a total of 350 tablets to students at 12 Government Primary Schools.”

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