Restoring Learning Technologies in Dominica

4,000 Chromebooks restore learning technologies in over 60 schools. 
Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm, damaged all the schools in Dominica in 2017.  Fortunately, The IT for Dominica Foundation NGO which had been working with Dominican teachers for many years put out a call for help. 
The Rotary Clubs of Lethbridge East, Bracebridge, and Portsmouth (Dominca) teamed up with The IT for Dominica Foundation and the Ministry of Education in two Global Grant projects.  In 2019, a team travelled from Alberta to Dominica to assist in the installation of 1,760 donated Chromebooks and supporting hardware and training programs.  Twenty-three schools received these modern learning technologies.  
Covid-19 changed plans for the second phase of this project.  In November 2020, another shipping container of donated technologies was sent. This time, a team of Ministry of Education personnel and local technicians did the installations in nearly all the remaining 40 schools.  Training has been provided remotely by several Canadian advisors.  The overall results from these projects have had incredible impact on the education of students in Dominica and have allowed remote learning during the pandemic.
Funding was generously provided by several Rotary clubs, Rotary Districts 5360, 7010, 7030, The Rotary Foundation and the Government of Canada.