Government has announced that €15,000 from the Individual Investor Programme will be donated to the Ministry of Education and Employment to buy laptops and tablets for families who do not afford to buy the needed technology so that their children can continue studying through online education due to the coronavirus situation.
This was announced during an online press conference addressed by the Minister for Education and Employment Owen Bonnici and Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship, Communities Alex Muscat and the Permanent Secretary within the Education Ministry, Frank Fabri.
During the press conference, it was also announced that the Ministry for Education has also received another donation from 2 companies which have joined together to donate laptops and tablets. These two companies are; Mr Clean and Bad Boy Cleaners.
Frank Fabri said that till today another 5 private companies have already contributed towards this initiative.
Parliamentary Secretary Muscat said that the funds from the IIP Scheme, better known as the selling of passports scheme, can now be used in this time of need when families are going through hardship due to the situation posted by the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities, Alex Muscat together with Minister Roderick Galdes launched a cleaning programme for communal areas of housing estates which will also be financed from the IIP Scheme. However, Muscat did not give details on the funds to be allocated for this initiative.
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