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Tom Klak and students deliver laptop computers to Dominican school

tklakA Dominican television news station, CBN 4, aired a segment on January 11, 2014, about a visit that Dominica’s Warner Primary School received from Thomas Klak, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, and several UNE students in Klak’s Caribbean Sustainable Development course, during which the UNE group presented the school with a donation of five laptop computers.

Over the past eight years, UNE has participated in a match-up campaign with various schools in Dominica, in which a fundraising drive is conducted by both parties.  Klak and Warner Primary school principal, Verna De Jean Frederick, were the initiators of the campaign.

In the video, Klak states that “if two sides, two different people, can work together across cultural boundaries, we can achieve so much more than either side can achieve on their own…We inspire each other; we push each other; we motivate each other, and we know that the children’s future is something that we care the most about.”

Watch the video.

Posted on: 01/15/2014

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