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Minister Beckles receives Tablets for distribution to students of Beetham Excel Primary School

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles attended a handing over ceremony, held this morning at the office of the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited.


The Minister received thirty (30) tablets from private donors Dave Singh and his daughter, Christyana Singh and made the presentation to the Principal and a student of the Beetham Excel Primary School.


The East Port of Spain Development Company Limited had made a similar presentation in October, 2020 which was aired on national television and viewed by Christyana.  Christyana, who hails from San Fernando, then selflessly encouraged her dad Dave to make a similar donation to the school, as she wanted the students to have the same learning opportunities that she enjoyed.


The restrictions of the pandemic delayed the process of  procuring the tablets, and it wasn’t until June of this year that the Singhs’ finally received them. They then communicated their desire to offer the tablets to the school and requested EPOSDC facilitate the presentation.


In addition to the Honourable Minister, her Cabinet colleague, Member of Parliament for Laventille West, and Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hind, Dr. Deborah Thomas-Austin, Managing Director of EPOSDC, Dave and Christyana Singh and Ms. Anne Antoine, Principal of Beetham Excel Primary School, were also present at the handing over ceremony.