These computers will be used in an initiative that aims to equip students with the necessary skills to become professionals and business leaders in the future. Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Walton Webson, presented the donation during a brief ceremony.
The funds to purchase these systems were raised during the annual Independence Gala and Awards held by the New York Offices last year. The gala was well attended by Antiguans and Barbudans and attracted the generous support of a selfless group of sponsors. The donated computers will help the Association expand its Mentorship Programme, which seeks to create a positive educational and financial culture that empowers secondary school students in Antigua and Barbuda with the tools to make informed choices.
The Antigua and Barbuda Associations United is currently the umbrella organization for over twenty-five non-profit organizations in the northeast United States. The organization was established in January 2006 with a mission to strengthen and unify Antigua and Barbuda community organizations throughout the United States, so that they can enhance the lives of Antiguans and Barbudans at home and abroad.
“We are very grateful for the support of the New York Offices of Antigua and Barbuda,” said Andy Howell, President of the Association. “Their efforts and contribution will help students in Antigua and Barbuda to continue learning and preparing for the future, like any other youth in the world.” Preparations for this year’s Gala are already underway, and the Antigua and Barbuda Students Association has been selected as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts for 2023.
The Gala will take place on Saturday, November 18th, at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The Original Burning Flames will be featured as a consistent partner and performer at the event.