Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly receives the RBC cheque for the Adopt-A-School initiative. (Image courtesy RBC)

RBC Royal Bank has donated over $1 million to the Ministry of Education’s Adopt-A-School initiative.

The Minister of Education Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly met with RBC Royal Bank, Managing Director (T&T), Mrs. Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed today to receive the bank’s pledge of $1,009,000.

In a press release issued this afternoon, the Ministry stated that the donation will purchase three hundred (300) devices that will be distributed to twenty-one (21) schools, which include primary, secondary and special schools as well as schools in Tobago.

During the handover, Mrs. Camacho-Mohammed reiterated her organization’s commitment to the development of communities and highlighted that this donation is but one way the company will continue to give support.

Dr. Gadsby-Dolly while thanking the bank for the donation commented on the critical role corporate entities play in the development of education in Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

The Minister reinforced that right now, the old adage “It takes a village to raise a child” should be at the forefront of the minds of all citizens and that together, provisions can be made for access to education for all learners.