BP Gibson, other public officials distribute tablets, wifi to students affected by fire

BP Gibson, other public officials distribute tablets, wifi to students affected by fire
Borough President Vanessa Gibson handing out tablets to students affected by fire outbreak.

By Mutiu Olawuyi 

Wednesday, January 26, BRONX -- Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, in collaboration with other elected officials in the county like Rep. RitchieTorres and Council member Oswald Feliz, has joined AT&T NYC Department of Education to distribute about one hundred tablets to students recently affected by fire incidents in the Bronx, which claimed 18 lives and left numerous injured and hospitalized.

While making her remarks after the distribution exercise, she said, "Digital equity does not have to be a dream for some and a reality for others. With public-private partnerships like the one today with AT&T, we are laying the foundation for eliminating the digital divide in our borough."

Council member Oswald Feliz added that this initiative would go a long way in helping the victims of fire to easily catch up and experience more effective learning system in the City.

"100 tablets with wifi for students affected by the devastating fire - to ensure they have the tools to continue learning," said Councilman Oswald Feliz. "Proud to collaborate with Bronx Borough President, Rep. Ritchie Torres, and thankful for AT&T for making this possible. We will be with affected families every step of the way."

The Bronx Borough President therefore concluded by appreciating all the collaborators for making the project a reality.

"Thank you to AT&T NYC Department of Education and my colleagues at all levels of government for your partnership in providing tablets and six months of internet connectivity to  students who have been impacted by the fire in Twin Parks North West Apartments."