Digicel Barbados’ mobile network will support online learning for over 37,000 students and teachers through a partnership with the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METI). Through this partnership, all levels of students and teachers will be granted free access to the government’s suite of eLearning platforms without using their data. This includes the websites such as the Barbados Community College, Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, Trident Learning and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), and many more valuable educational resources.
Digicel Barbados CEO, Natalie Abrahams, commented on how the METI partnership will support communities across Barbados, “This initiative is critical to facilitating our students across Barbados in accessing the ministry’s official eLearning platform and other resources they need to be able to seamlessly continue learning from home with access to necessary online learning resources. As a provider of essential services to the public, we have a duty of care to keep our communities connected. This is why we continue to invest in the expansion of our LTE network and broadband infrastructure to meet the changing needs of our customers, especially during this time. Digicel takes pride in supporting our communities – this is what it means to be ‘Better Together’.”