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FAU OIT Facilitates Computer Donation to Jamaica

FAU’s OIT donated surplus computers to the Jamaican Ministry of Education of Youth.

From left, Peter Richardson, vice president of the Vaz Preparatory Past Student Association; Logan Hall, high school student and ambassador for the Vaz Alumni Association; Oliver Mair, consul general of Jamaica, Southern U.S.; and Glen Campbell, associate director of instructional technology at FAU.


Florida Atlantic University’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently donated surplus computers to the Jamaican Ministry of Education of Youth for preparatory schools in Jamaica.

After upgrading nearly 15 instructional, general purpose and departmental/college computer labs on the Boca Raton campus at the end of the spring semester, the OIT department donated 117 Dell 3030 computers from the Math Emporium Lab.

Since FAU replenishes computers on a regular basis, this new partnership will continue to benefit various schools in Jamaica.

“After we took care of our labs and figured out what we had left over, we realized we could send some computers to Jamaica,” said Glen Campbell, OIT associate director of instructional technology at FAU. “The Ministry of Education of Youth is working to distribute them out.”

The donated computers will enhance digital education for eight schools in Jamaica. Oliver Mair, consul general of Jamaica, Southern U.S., recently visited FAU to pay thanks for the generous donation.

“The Consulate of Jamaica, Miami extends our deep appreciation to Florida Atlantic University for their generous contribution of desktop computers to schools in Jamaica,” said Mair. “This continued partnership is indeed appreciated as it will assist many of our schools and students with much-needed resources. To each individual who has helped to make this partnership a reality, we also say a big thanks, and we look forward to deepening this partnership.”

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