MIIPA donates €15,000 for the Purchase of Educational Computer Equipment

Apr 21, 2020 | News

€15,000 have been donated from the Citizenship by Investment Programme to help students in need of a computer, laptop or tablet so that they can continue with their online learning.

The donation, amounting to €15,000, was presented by the Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat to the Minister for Education and Employment Owen Bonnici.

Minister Bonnici said that, “in the circumstances that we are currently facing, we do not wish to see any student suffer unjustly as a result of what we are going through. Teaching has continued online but we saw that there are some students who did not have internet access at home an there were others who did not even have a computer to continue doing their work on. We want to alleviate the hardship these children are passing through so that they are able to continue learning. I would like to thank those companies that came forward to offer their help so that no boy or girl is left behind in their studies.”

Parliamentary Secretary Alex Muscat stated that the funds provided by the Citizenship by Investment Programme is heavily contributing to the Maltese economy. “Now more than ever, we are emphasising the significance of the programme. The economic measures that are being implemented are sustaining our economy in such difficult times. Our aim is to assist those who have a disadvantaged background in our society, said the Parliamentary Secretary. “We are committed to contribute over €15,000 in funds, directly provided from the Citizenship by Investment scheme, for the purchase of technological equipment used for educational purposes. Let’s give these children the same opportunity to learn as everyone else”, Parliamentary Secretary Muscat reiterated.

A number of companies and individuals who in the past days donated computers, laptops or tablets or financial donations to the Ministry for Education and Employment were also present at the press conference.

The Ministry for Education and Employment already saw that the distribution of lunches to children that are part of Scheme 9 continues.

Apart from giving a month’s worth of his ministerial pay as a donation, Minister Owen Bonnici also urged private companies to offer their assistance to loan computers, laptops and tablets to the Ministry for Education so that they are given to children who need them.

Press Release by the Ministry for Education and Employment and by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Citizenship and Communities

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