AT&T supports CAPP
July 2, 2004
AT&T supports CAPP

The Children Against Poverty Program (CAPP) has benefited once again from an AT&T Wireless donation.
Last Tuesday, Director of Social Development Rosita Snagg and Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Education Doris McIntosh received a EC$20,000 cheque from General Manager of AT&T Wireless St. Vincent and Grenada Susan Roberts.{{more}}
Roberts said that it is a great pleasure for AT&T to be donating to CAPP for the second time. The General Manager explained that AT&T became associated with CAPP, as it is apparent that the programme reaches a number of children and adults alike.
Snagg thanked AT&T and noted that CAPP is very special to the Government. She said that the programme has reached over 800 children. This year CAPP will reach Sandy Bay, Greggs, Calliaqua, Sion Hill, Kingstown, Barrouallie, Chateaubelair and Bequia.
She described the programme as aimed at helping fight poverty through education. The motto for this year is “Learning with care, growing with fun”.
Although the bigger part of CAPP is the summer programme, CAPP also incorporates a three-day after school support programme with teachers helping students with reading and mathematics. The programme also teaches parents proper parenting skills.
In other AT&T news, the telecommunications giant will donate some 600 computers that are expected to be used in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A number of Caribbean countries are expected to benefit from this donation. Roberts said that the computers are used but have been fitted with the latest programmes.
AT&T Wireless only recently merged with Cingular in a $65 billion takeover that has been recorded as the biggest merger ever. The company has an annual revenue of US$16.5 billion.