UTS, Rim donate smart phones to teachers

POSTED: 05/17/11 12:11 PM

St. Maarten – United Telecommunications Services (UTS) presented each member of the teaching staff at the Sister Marie Laurence School with Blackberry smartphones at a general assembly Monday in celebration of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The actual commemoration is today and is a collaboration with Research in Motion (RIM), the Ontario, Canada based company that manufactures the phone.
“’Teachers fulfill a very important role in our community because they are charged with the education of our children. This is sometimes an under-appreciated task and we thought it would be nice to use World Telecommunication Day to recognize a group of teachers and show them that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. We are certain that having these devices will allow the faculty to make even more efficient use of their time and focus even more on the fine job they do with our kids,” UTS Marketing and Communications Officer, Ivy Lambert said.
According to a statement Rim joined in the initiative immediately after being approached and UTS believes the presentation fits this year’s theme for the international observance.
“The theme of Telecommunications Day for 2011 is ‘better life in rural communities with ICT’s. For us this means bringing ICTs to sectors that normally may not be able to invest in such technologies. What better group to single out than the teachers at a school in a neighborhood like Middle Region,” Lambert stated.

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