Project STEM

Project STEM: Making Digital Literacy Accessible for Jamaica's Children (Nov '16-Nov '17)

Save Our Boys and Girls Project STEM will build an instructional media center (IMC) at Mount Fletcher Primary School and equip it with 33 computers. This facility will give the at-risk children of this high needs rural primary school access to the Internet, and the opportunity to become digitally literate. Children will pursue coursework in coding, computer skills, research and word processing.

Projected Budget

$33,000 US OR $4,000,000 Jamaican Dollars

33 PC workstations Deploy OptiPlex 3000 series PC @ $1010.00

  • Intel® Core™ i5-6500 Processor (Quad Core, 6MB, 4T, 3.2GHz, 65W )
  • 33 PC workstations Deploy OptiPlex 3000 series PC @ $1010.00
  • Windows 7 Professional English, French, Spanish 64bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  • 3.5 inch 1TB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive.
  • 17" P Series Monitor, DVD Drive, Keyboard
The Need

The majority of children in Jamaica are forced by poverty to drop out of school at a young age. Many of these children, now lacking education and resources, end up engaging in negative behaviors that contribute to a cycle of under achievement and untapped potential. Save Our Boys and Girls Foundation gives them hope for a better future -by focusing on strategic areas of youth development that have a demonstrated impact on youth success regardless of socio-economic status: education, leadership, community service, character development, and mentorship.

The Response-Project STEM-Year 1-November 2016-November 2017

An Internet-connected instructional media lab enables our children to shift from consumers to producers of digital content, learn coding, interact with different software develop research/word processing skills that extends to the workforce.

Long-Term Investment

By investing in technology education, i.e. digital literacy & the overall development of these at-risk children, we will prevent them from becoming a negative statistic. Access to computers and the Internet, will provide our children with skills needed in the current workforce and in school. Importantly, we will place them on a pathway to future success-positively impacting their future, the future of their children, the future of their families and the future of Jamaica.

33 PC workstations Deploy OptiPlex 3000 series PC @ $1010.00

Additional Project Information/Project Status

Please contact us at the correspondence details below to contribute and to learn more about Project STEM: Making Digital Literacy Accessible for Jamaica's Children.

  • Intel® Core™ i5-6500 Processor (Quad Core, 6MB, 4T, 3.2GHz, 65W )
  • 33 PC workstations Deploy OptiPlex 3000 series PC @ $1010.00
  • Windows 7 Professional English, French, Spanish 64bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  • 3.5 inch 1TB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive.
  • 17" P Series Monitor, DVD Drive, Keyboard
The Need

The majority of children in Jamaica are forced by poverty to drop out of school at a young age. Many of these children, now lacking education and resources, end up engaging in negative behaviors that contribute to a cycle of under achievement and untapped potential. Save Our Boys and Girls Foundation gives them hope for a better future -by focusing on strategic areas of youth development that have a demonstrated impact on youth success regardless of socio-economic status: education, leadership, community service, character development, and mentorship.

  • 914-419-2629
  • saveourboysandgirlsfoundation@gmail.com
Board of Directors

Ms. Sydjea Anderson, Foundation Chair

Ms. Janice Landell, Co-Chair

Dr. Karren Dunkley, Advisory Board

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