Ten of the thirty classrooms at the Central Abaco Primary School will soon have the benefit of classroom computers, thanks to a donation by Higgs & Johnson. The gifts were among a series of community contributions made by the leading full service corporate and commercial law firm in 2017 to commemorate the milestone of its tenth anniversary of service to Abaco. The ten brand new laptop computers are among the first to be integrated into the school’s classrooms where, previously, much of the students’ in-depth technology experiences were limited to the computer lab.
The donation strongly reflects the firm’s commitment to education said Stephen Melvin, Partner for the Higgs & Johnson office at Marsh Harbour.
“Central Abaco Primary School has been instrumental in providing the children of this community with the start they need to reach their full potential, and that is a mission we are proud to embrace and support,” said Mr. Melvin. “Computers are becoming a crucial part of classroom instruction, and we hope these ten laptops will provide teachers with the technology tools to enrich the everyday learning of their students and boost each child’s overall academic achievement.”
Principal Beatrice Moxey noted, “We are more than elated to receive such a donation from Higgs & Johnson. These computers will be well used at CAPS andit brings us closer to our goal of obtaining computers and projectors for each grade level so as to incorporate whiteboard technology that would enhance learning in the classroom.”
For more than a decade, Higgs & Johnson has provided the H&J Excellence in Teaching Award as a part of the Bahamas Ministry of Education’s Teacher of the Year programme, and has been a proud scholarship sponsor of The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year organisation. Mr. Melvin said that the firm remains committed to investing in young Bahamians, understanding the importance of e-learning and technology in the pursuit of excellence in education.