NCI Gift Digital Classrooms to Schools
Having gifted laptops and other IT equipment to schools in the Falklands last year, Andy Trish, Falklands veteran and Managing Director of NCI Technologies returns as the ‘guest of honour’ to further empower digital learning for the 450 children on the islands. Followed by a film crew, Andy will be installing interactive touchscreens for all schools across both the East and West islands as part of the second stage of this transformational ICT project, funded by the Belling Trust, NCI and partners.
Andy comments ‘The Falkland Islands is a place close to my heart, and upon visiting the children I was inspired by their tenacity and resourcefulness, as they battled with ageing computers and poor internet. Teachers were also struggling to help the children progress and raise their aspirations without access to modern technology and communications that can help develop skills for better work prospects. So, we set about fundraising and garnering support from our supplier network.’
From the Falklands to Falmouth, UK schools with NCI’s support were awarded grants of over £140,000 in 2014 for transformational ICT projects. Schools such as St Mary’s Catholic Primary Falmouth, Jacobstow Primary and Sir James Smiths’ Community School received the latest technologies for education from enhanced cloud based communications across campus to interactive touchscreens and even programmable humanoid robots. This year the predicted fundraising figure is over £300,000 with 50% estimated for schools in Cornwall.
The response from companies willing to help has been outstanding. If you are a company that would like to get involved in supporting the futures of the children on the islands or the children of the schools in UK mainland then please contact Andy with how you can assist.