CUMBERLAND, RI (WLNE) – Rhode Island-based Reading Owls International announced Monday that it had donated over $ 23,000 in money and technology to pandemic schools in Jamaica.

The donation was given to the Jamaican Consulate General in New York as part of the consulate’s “A device for every child: Bridging the Digital Divide” campaign. The aim of the initiative is to connect distance learners and schools with digital learning resources.

“I am extremely excited to be working with Reading Owls International on our tablet and laptop initiative and I would like to commend them for making the right choices to invest in the future of our students. Over two hundred students in Jamaica will now have the opportunity to get involved in the virtual classroom. This is an achievement to be celebrated together as we continue to work to ensure that no student is ever left behind, ”noted the Consul General.

The devices will be distributed to five schools on the island. They should arrive in the next few weeks.