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Basseterre: St. Kitts, Tuesday, April 25, 2023:​ The Irish Town Primary School was the
benefactor of school supplies which were donated by Dr. Robert Springett, alumni of the
institution on Thursday, April 20.

Conveying gratitude on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Francil Morris Chief Education
Officer stated “I am deeply committed to the improvement of Education and this includes the use
of technological devices in our schools and therefore I feel extremely honored to be here with a
group of individuals who share the same enthusiasm that I have. This tremendous investment in
our students is one of the best anyone can make, as a contribution such as this from private and
civil society helps to improve our educational outcomes and is invaluable not only to the
government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis but the current and future students of the Irishtown
Primary school.”

Referencing the words of education philosopher John Dewey, Mr. Morris noted that the donation
will transform the teaching – learning environment for the students at the Irish Town Primary in
securing their future.

“The contribution of technological devices by Dr. Robert Springett and his team will
undoubtedly help teachers deliver the curriculum and provide our students with a high quality of
education because they will be able to use the devices to access, generate and share ideas.”
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Robert Springett remarked, “We would like to thank all of the
partners of the Dr. Springett Youth Initiative Foundation in helping us to reach our goal that was
set a year ago to help the Irish Town Primary school. We are in an age of technology, if it’s not
available you can’t use it, you can’t learn it.”

Dr. Springett expressed his desire to continue this initiative “This is something new, something
we hope to continue and something we hope to be a part of for a long time to come –building and
strengthening our youth in our communities. Irish Town Primary School is important to me
because that was the school I attended and after many years of visiting and discovering that this
[technological equipment] was missing we find it fitting that we establish a partnership with the
school. We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to contribute and to give.”

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