King Ocean sponsors Foresee FoundationPOSTED: 02/12/16 5:27 PM
St. Maarten News – During the past two years Foresee Foundation has shipped a considerable number of technology devices and equipment via King Ocean Shipping. This was reason for Charles Gittens, regional Manager for the Caribbean at King Ocean in Miami, to sponsor local schools that are part of existing projects like DigiKidz.
Shervin Woods, Sales Executive for CTC and local representative of King Ocean Services, said that he was pleased and not at all surprised to see King Ocean Services contributing to the enhancement of education on St. Maarten: “We are living in the 21st century and technologically advanced times. Our schools need to be upgraded to meet the demands of this era and not to mention to continue to equip today’s students with the proper learning tools that will help them excel.”
“King Ocean Services and CTC understands this and applauds the efforts of the Foresee Foundation in taking the needed steps to bring Digital Teaching and Learning to our schools and will continue to assist in whichever way we can.”
The three DigiKidz schools have set up tech teams, consisting of IT persons and tech-savvy teachers, who guide the implementation and further development to ensure that policies, integration of technology in the FBE curriculum and training of staff takes place. For the upcoming months the Christian Hillside and Seventh Day Adventist schools will also work on developing a three-year strategic plan that outlines the vision and methods to fully integrate technology and ICT into the schools’ operations.
King Ocean indicated it will also assist the Foresee Foundation with future shipments of educational materials for schools from Miami to St. Maarten. The foundation’s president José Sommers showed her appreciation and thanked King Ocean for its vision and generous support.