KPMG recently donated 30 laptops for students at Dellwood Middle School, where Principal Tina Duke, who accepted on behalf of both the staff and students, said she was more than pleased with the companies ongoing support.
Minister of Education and Workforce Development, Diallo Rabain, who was on hand for the presentation last week, said the “investment in Dellwood’s ICT infrastructure will assist students with their educational needs and teachers in their planning and delivery of the curriculum”.
“The Ministry is grateful for KPMG’s continued investment in Dellwood and their commitment to education and youth development in Bermuda. In addition to these laptops, KPMG has pledged to install a wireless network infrastructure for the school. Financial support from Bermuda’s corporate sector is critical to the success of our students,” said Mr Rabain.
Principal Duke noted that “KPMG has actively supported Dellwood since adopting the school in 2015”.
“This latest donation, along with the upcoming network installation, will greatly enhance the learning experience at Dellwood,” said Ms Duke.
“Thank you KPMG for empowering our student body and faculty and we look forward to working with you on other initiatives in the future.”
KPMG CEO in Bermuda, Mike Morrison said the company was proud of their “long-standing partnership with Dellwood”.
“We understand and value the benefits of a foundation of education and lifelong learning, and this forms the cornerstone of KPMG’s commitment to Corporate Citizenship,” he said.
“Through this donation and ongoing support, we aim to help students unlock their potential and inspire innovative teaching.”
- About Dellwood Middle School: In 1997, Dellwood became a Middle School. The campus is bordered by North Street, Angle Street and Cedar Avenue. The school draws most of its student population from the surrounding neighborhood. Dellwood’s three main feeder schools are Victor Scott, West Pembroke and Northlands Primary. In recent years the population of Dellwood has increased to include students from across the island. Its diverse population and varied curricula especially in the area of the arts is one of the reasons students come from far and wide. Recent accomplishments include Interschool Sports Champions for 2017 and 2018; Twizzy design competition which saw three student winners and one teacher. The Twizzy’s can be seen with beautiful designs illustrating Bermuda’s history and culture, as they are driven around the island. The Dellwood students were the overall winners of the Mailbox competition put on by the Construction Association and they were also winners of the Stop the violence, Live, Life, Love competition put on by the Ministry of National security.
- About KPMG in Bermuda: KPMG in Bermuda is a professional services firm of over 200 people delivering audit, tax and advisory services across five industries: Insurance, Asset Management, Banking, Government & Public Sector and to Bermuda’s Middle Market through KPMG Enterprise. We provide industry insight to help organisations mitigate risks and succeed in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business. Our clients turn to us because they know we deliver industry-focused services that create genuine, sustainable value. KPMG in Bermuda is a member firm of the KPMG global network of independent firms, which include more than 200,000 people in 154 countries.
- Corporate Citizenship at KPMG: KPMG in Bermuda is the community in which we work and live. We act as responsible corporate citizens, committing time, resources and financial support to local service organisations and charities, with a particular focus on education and youth development. KPMG in Bermuda has a dedicated committee overseeing the KPMG’s corporate citizenship initiatives. Further to volunteer time and cash contributions, KPMG provides hundreds of hours of pro bono professional services to registered charities each year. Annually, our Make A Difference Day (MADD) is a hugely impactful hands-on volunteering day where our employees give their time to make a positive difference in our local community.
- Photos Courtesy of DCI: Stephen Caton (KPMG), Minister Diallo Rabain, Taiva Paynter (KPMG), Dellwood student leaders, Dellwood Principal Tina Duke andand Mike Morrison (KPMG) & Students with Tavia Paynter (KPMG), Chanz Godwin (Deputy Head Girl), Camajé Easton-Smith (Head Boy), Adrian Trott (Deputy Head Boy), Judah Smith-Dyer, Shaunyae Hassell, Milai Perott, Naji Bean, Jayden Williams-Woodley and Israel Furqan. Missing – Nanami Ingram (Head Girl)