U. S.- based alumni donates 22 dell computers & 22 Flat Screen to Anna Regina Multilateral School
Past students of the Anna Regina Multilateral School ( formerly Anna Regina High School) at Cotton Field on the Essequibo Coast on Thursday donated 22 Dell computers to help boost the institutionís information technology programme.
The donation, which coincided with the schoolís 50th anniversary celebrations, was made by the Anna Regina High School Association of America.
According to founding member of the association, Indarjeet Paul, the donation is all part of efforts to boost the teaching of information technology at the school and to provide students with the necessary facilities so that they can write the subject at CSEC level.
He said that the head teacher of the school, Lalljeet Rooplall in consultations with the group revealed that the school was in need of some computers. Paul said that the head teacher mentioned the inconvenience encountered due to inadequate computers.
He said the association immediately came on board and the project was executed.
Indarjeet Paul(Treasurer) noted after a discussion with the groupís executive body it was decided that 22 computers would be dispatched to the school. He said himself, along with one of the Board Of Directors of the body, David Singh, located the computers which were shipped by another former student, Jailall Jairam and Alice Layton of the Rupununi Learners Foundation. .
Paul emphasised that the organisation hopes that these computers plus the ones the school already had would help to keep the flag of excel lence for which the school is known flying high.
Giving a little background on the organisation, Paul said in 1993 a small group of alumni came together to form an organisation which would promote the social, cultural and educational interests of its members as well as provide materially for their alma mater. Paul said, for a long time prior to 1993, many persons had thought of such an organisation, but like every other group it took immense planning and the meeting of minds before such an organisation could have been formed. He said as individuals, we cannot hope to achieve what a group of people can accomplish.
----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Alice Layton To: Indrajeet Paul ; Jai Jairam Sent: Mon, March 21, 2011 10:05:41 AM Subject: Anna Regina shipment
Hello Mr. Paul.
Attached please find the Bill of Lading for the freight, which has departed Miami and is expected in Georgetown March 27th/28th.
You will notice that the pickup from St Louis was 1500 pounds, or $923 in "Inland Transportation" fees. Even though the books we receive from Austin weigh much more, the trucking is much less ($762) -- I'm told that the rates reflect the frequency that the route is used. (We do not insure any of the trucked items.)
1500 pounds represents a bit less than one-third of the total weight of this shipment (.28 to be more exact). So after subtracting the $762 for trucking of the Austin books, the correct amount for the Anna Regina items would be $923 plus .28 of the remaining charges, or $478.52, for a total of $1401.52. With $150 still due to the Customs broker in GT -- .28 of that is $42 -- the Anna Regina portion of the total is $1443.52.
Thank you for the assistance that made it possible for us to include these items for Anna Regina Secondary in the shipment.
Please help us organize the pickup on the GY end, to coordinate with Mr. Richard Kissoon, the broker. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 592-626-4240.