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RBC Royal Bank, Managing Director (T&T), Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed (left) and Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly following yesterday’s handing over of a $1m pledge towards the purchase of online devices yesterday.

RBC Royal Bank has pledged over $1 million to the Ministry of Education to go toward the purchase of 300 devices that will aid in online learning.

The target of the devices are 21 primary, secondary and special schools in Trinidad and Tobago.

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly received the pledge from the bank’s Managing Director (T&T), Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed yesterday.

It was handed over under the Ministry’s Adopt-A-School initiative.

During the handover, Camacho-Mohammed said her organisation was committed to the development of communities, adding that this donation was one way the company wanted to show support.

Minister Gadsby-Dolly pointed to the critical role corporate entities play in the development of education at this time. She added that 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.

The total sum pledged by RBC Royal Bank is $1,009,000