Features — 20 December 2013 — by Kareem Clarke
UEF’s Audley Mulatti receives 1 of 60 tablet computers donated by Taiwan

On Thursday, December 12, the Taiwan Embassy in Belize distributed sixty ASUS Vivo tablet computers to Belize’s Ministry of Education at a ceremony held at the ITVET in Belize City.

Thirty of the computers went to some outstanding teachers, while the other thirty were earmarked for the establishment of a Digital Learning Center at Edward P. Yorke High School.

The generous contribution was made to enhance the relationship between Belize and Taiwan. It was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), RESTORE Belize, and the Ministry of Education.

The teachers – who were chosen from around the country – were selected based on their exceptional qualities and teaching skills.

Today, Amandala spoke with one of the recipients: Audley Mulatti, who coordinates a much-needed literacy program at the Library of African and Indian Studies on the Kremandala compound, at Partridge Street in Belize City.

Mulatti said, “The literacy program, which was implemented by RESTORE Belize, helps to guide students to become better individuals later in life, especially those on the south side of the city.”

He said that the Taiwan government has been instrumental in assisting with the technological education of Belizeans, and he is pleased to be a part of the effort.

Mulatti praised the literacy program, but noted that it isn’t always easy to train and instruct the students. He said, though, that it is all part of being a teacher. He then thanked the Embassy of Taiwan for working with the teachers to improve the lives of students.

The thirty tablet computers gifted to E. P. Yorke High School students will bolster their ability to participate in a regional pilot project administered by CSEC through which they are prepared to sit the CSEC Spanish exams.

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