Community Development Department And Aries Support Children

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Primary school students sitting this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) can now be better prepared thanks to the efforts of the Community Development Department (CDD).

The CDD has collaborated with local firm Aries Technologies Inc. to install English and Mathematics software at 15 of the department’s resource centres across the island.

The BeeSmart software is available for use at the centres free of cost to all students preparing for these examinations.

The Department’s Programme Coordinator, Bridgette Marshall, said one of the aims of this project is to ensure that children whose parents cannot afford to purchase the software will have every chance to prepare and excel at the BSSEE.

Ms. Marshall urged students and parents to take full advantage of the opportunity and invited primary schools to call the resource centre in their catchment area to arrange for supervised sessions.

The resource centres are open daily and provide members of the public with free Information and Communication Technology training, access to the Internet and use of the computer laboratories.

The BeeSmart software will be used in the CCD’s homework assistance programmes, thereby complementing the Government’s efforts to support the work of families in the development of the nation’s children.

Volunteers who can work with the students are also being invited to contact the Community Development Department, Fourth Floor East Wing, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael at 310-1700/1701or the nearest community centre in their district.

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