September 23, 2011
Courts Super Store donates computer to Girls’ High School

Following a spate of burglaries at the Girls’ High School, furniture giant Courts (St Vincent) Ltd has come to the rescue, with the donation of a computer to the establishment.{{more}}

Over the summer vacation, thieves broke into the school’s staff room on two occasions, and made off with two desktop computers, one router, one cassette recorder, and nine transformers.

According the GHS Headmistress Andrea Bowman, there were other items (paint, garbage bins etc) stolen during that time; and all happened despite there being a security presence.

“With two computers gone… the staff is greatly disadvantaged,” she lamented.

Bowman said that she wrote to Courts requesting assistance, and it stepped up to the mantle by replacing one of the stolen personal computers.

The company donated a Dell desktop computer (AMD Athlon II X4 630 – 2.8 GHzhZ) of retail value $3,499. It comes with an 18.5” FPD monitor, 500GB hard drive, and 3GB DDR 3 SDRAM memory. It also has a combination optical drive and Windows 7 Premium installed.

Courts marketing manager Alexis John handed over the computer to Bowman on Monday, September 19, at the school.

“Enhancing our educational institutions is a major focus in our sponsorship guidelines,” he said.

“As a result, we did not hesitate when the request was made.”

John also stressed that the donation not only served as a replacement for one of the stolen computers, but also as a reward for the school’s near 100 per cent pass rate in the CXC Caribbean Secondary School Certificate examinations.

He also pointed out that every donation made is facilitated by Courts’s loyal customers, who have made the retailer their first choice for all their appliance, electronic and furnishing needs.

He said: “This is what we do with our customers’ monies. It goes back to a number of communities.”

John extended best wishes to the Headmistress, staff and students for the 2011/2012 academic year.

Since the thefts, burglar bars have been installed on the windows of the staff room, and the school’s day and night shift watchmen have been transferred.

The police are investigating the matter. (JV)