Completed : IT for Dominica

About ITFD

Learning technologies in Dominica have been devastated by Hurricane Maria. We are changing that!

You are making a difference!

Thanks to our partners, our donors, and our volunteers, half of all primary students in Dominica now have the necessary tools to connect to others, to connect to information, and to learn in the same manner as students in Canadian schools. Phase 1 is complete. 1760 Chromebooks and all associated networking technologies are now installed in 31 schools in Dominica, serving over 4000 students. This has been key in serving students in Dominica using online resources during the Covid-19 crisis.

We are now working to serve the other half of Dominican primary students. Phase II will parallel Phase I once funding is complete: technology resources will be acquired (Chromebooks, enterprise network switches, wireless access points, projectors), all resources will be packaged appropriately and shipped to Dominica, a talented technical team will work closely with their Dominican counterparts to complete installations, and teachers will receive professional development.

We welcome your support as we work to realize Phase II – serving learning for ALL Dominican primary students.

A Better World Canada has partnered with IT for Dominica to leverage the experience and expertise of IT for Dominica as a means to come to the aide of education in this country. IT for Dominica has a history of nearly 20 years in working with the Ministry of Education in the Commonwealth of Dominica: delivering learning technologies, providing installation, offering technical training and providing teachers professional development. Leveraging IT for Dominica’s relationships and expertise best serves the students of Dominica and provides A Better World a doorway to serving learners in Dominica.

ITFD hold a long-term history of nearly 20 years working with the Dominican Ministry of Education, with educators in Dominica and in Canada, and with technical staff in both countries. ITFD have involved nearly 1000 Dominican teachers in our professional development programs with excellent evaluations by participants and teachers.

Why are learning technologies important to students in Dominica? Dominican learners and teachers are unlike Canadian classrooms as shown in the following video.  Classrooms of the 21st Century have changed:

Learning technologies in Dominica have been devastated by Hurricane Maria. We are changing that!

 You are making a difference!

Thanks to our partners, our donors, and our volunteers, half of all primary students in Dominica now have the necessary tools to connect to others, to connect to information, and to learn in the same manner as students in Canadian schools. Phase 1 is complete. 1760 Chromebooks and all associated networking technologies are now installed in 31 schools in Dominica, serving over 4000 students. This has been key in serving students in Dominica using online resources during the Covid-19 crisis.

We are now working to serve the other half of Dominican primary students. Phase II will parallel Phase I once funding is complete: technology resources will be acquired (Chromebooks, enterprise network switches, wireless access points, projectors), all resources will be packaged appropriately and shipped to Dominica, a talented technical team will work closely with their Dominican counterparts to complete installations, and teachers will receive professional development.

We welcome your support as we work to realize Phase II – serving learning for ALL Dominican primary students.

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Before the Hurricane Maria

During the Hurricane Maria

After the Hurricane Maria

Quick Facts

Cost: $130,000

Completion Date: July 2020

Project Manager: Dr. Maurice Hollingsworth

Major Donors

Partner Donors