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Close the Gap and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) support schools in Suriname

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One of Close the Gap’s most recent projects is located in Suriname. With the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC), Close the Gap is able to deliver IT hardware to local schools.

Since 2017, a collaboration agreement between VGC and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Suriname guarantees that the donated IT material will be used in school of three selected districts..

In total, 315 desktop sets have been sent. These desktops reached 25 schools and several local offices of the educational administration of the three districts.

The Brussels-Capital Region and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie created a cooperation with the Ministery of Education, Science and Culture of Suriname in the spring of 2017. As in Brussels, I visited schools in Suriname. The need for decent ICT material was immediately apparent. Back in Belgium, we found in Close the Gap a suitable partner to improve ICT activities in Surinamese schools. Thanks to Close the Gap’s experience and professional approach, we were able to donate more than 300 computers to schools in Paramaribo, Groningen, and Albina. This way, students can gain access to the digital world.” Guy Vanhengel, Chairman of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.

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