With the launch of the new school year, the student and faculty of Garvin Tynes Primary have much to celebrate thanks to the generosity of Coca Cola. The company recently made a donation of 20 new desktop computers, 2 laptop computers and 5 printers all compliments of Caribbean Bottling Company, the official bottler for all Coca-Cola products.
With the addition of these new computers, the 1,026 students enrolled at Garvin Tynes will now be able to experience the benefits of an education complimented by technology. The newly outfitted computer lab will also open the gateway for “TuneIn To Reading,” the flagship literacy program of Mission Educate Bahamas, a local non-profit , education –based organization.
Under the leadership of school principal, Carolyn Mitchell, students and struggling readers from grades 1 through 6 will experience the powerful influence of TiR’s melodic learning process. Local schools already using TuneIn To Reading have reported significant reading gains of 1.5 – 2 years after only 9 -12 weeks of exposure.
“We are and will continue to be fully committed to the community in which we live and work and to the schools where we send our children,” remarked Jennifer Basden, Marketing Manager for Caribbean Bottling Company (Bahamas) Ltd., “It is our goal to lift them up and expand their minds as well as their opportunities. To do this end, we need to ensure that they are connected and engaged with technologies that can positively impact their lives.”
The installation of this computer lab is one of many projects that Caribbean Bottling Company, Mission Educate Bahamas, and The Ministry Of Education will pioneer in the near future, as the work of expanding TiR™ to every Government Primary School in the Commonwealth Of The Bahamas continues.