17th March 2021 –
The Usain Bolt Foundation today announced a donation of 150 laptops to schools in rural Jamaica. Several schools will benefit from this initiative, valued at forty thousand USD (US$40,000).
Eight times Olympic Champion Dr. Hon Usain Bolt said that these initiatives through the Usain Bolt Foundation are pivotal to honor his commitment in ensuring that the children of Jamaica benefit from his hard work.
Bolt was quoted as saying, “The best thing about my life is being able to give back, especially to the children. The current global pandemic has forced many children to do only online classes and highlights the need for technology in schools. We will keep working to provide much needed equipment and support the education of the next generation.”
The Usain Bolt Foundation focuses on children at the basic and primary school level. It continues to impact children across the country and that its caring hands will continue to ignite hope and assist, where possible. Last year, the Usain Bolt Foundation donated printers and other supplies to twenty-one (21) Early Childhood Institutions in rural Jamaica and seven (7) schools in his home parish of Trelawny received computers or tablets.
For further information see https://usainbolt.com/foundation/