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Orinoco Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
The destruction of the Manzanilla
Road last November by raging sea-
waters has forced the area s students
to become 21st-century learners.
Students who could not get to
school began to use digital technology
to get class assignments and do their
day s schoolwork.
In an interview, school teacher at
Manzanilla Secondary Georgia Flem-
ming said: "It was the Young Leaders
group from Manzanilla Secondary
who came up with the idea to use
digital technology to assist their peers
who could not make it to school.
"Using computers from school and
in their homes, they communicated
with their distressed peers using
Skype and other methods."
Flemming said a workshop held
for parents and students on how
technology could be used in a ben-
eficial way was actually held at the
school before the destruction of the
road. "Students learnt how to use
technological gadgets such as laptops,
cellular phones and tablets in a more
meaningful and productive way.
"Parents had consistently com-
plained that their children spent the
majority of their time on their cellular
phones, iPads and tablets commu-
nicating with friends on social media.
"This distracted them from house-
hold chores, socialisation and study
Flemming said the information
gathered at the workshop was put to
the test when the Manzanilla Road
collapsed. "The vast flooding that
resulted ravaged the community,
damaging houses, uprooting trees
and forming deep craters in the roads,
causing residents to be marooned in
"School children were mostly
affected and could not reach to school
"And that s where digital technol-
ogy came in," she said. Flemming
said the road had been repaired but
students and teachers still continued
to communicate with each other
using the Internet. "Communication
between students and teachers has
improved with this method.
"Teachers assist students with their
home work after school through the
Internet," she said.
Three Young Leaders of Manzanilla Secondary School get a closer look at the destroyed Manzanilla Main
Road. They are Dana Sylvester, left, Reyanna Boodoo and Britney Sellier.
Fire victims hoping
for new homes
Victims of the fire which
broke out in East Dry River,
Port-of-Spain, last Sunday
remained homeless and are hop-
ing to receive a home.
Veda George, a grandmother
of 18, who was wheelchair bound,
died in the fire at Piccadilly Lane.
Three other houses were also
destroyed. Mark De Silva, one of
the victims, said five members
of his family and two neighbours
were given shelter at the Belmont
Community Centre, Jerningham
"My whole family of five is
here and I am hoping that we
will get a house soon," he said.
De Silva said on the day of the
fire he was in the back and heard
someone shouting "fire."
"I looked outside and I saw
the flames and the noises.
"We are hoping that they get
a house for us as soon as pos-
sible," he said.
Port-of-Spain South MP Mar-
lene McDonald said she started
the process of assisting the fire
victims on Monday.
"The vast flooding that
resulted ravaged the
community, damaging houses,
uprooting trees and forming
deep craters in the roads,
causing residents to be
marooned in their community.
School children were mostly
affected and could not reach
to school with ease. And that's
where digital technology came
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