A UNISON activist Mark Trask and his colleague Frank Radcliff are heading back to Cuba as part of the May Day Study Tour and hope to make a small difference to some of the visually impaired students at the Abel Santa Maria School.
While there they hope to provide laptop computers that will significantly improve the students’ ability to learn and improve their independence. The computers utilise specialised software that allows the students to hear keystrokes allowing them to in part overcome the challenge of eyesight loss.
Mark and Frank are seeking donations that will make a significant difference to the lives of the disadvantaged children and hope to enhance their desire and ability to learn. Suitable computers cost in the region of £400 pounds each and any contribution (regardless the size) anyone can make will add towards their goal of buying as many laptops as the team can carry! Even if it’s only a few pounds, anything you could afford will make a difference.
Mark and Frank want to reassure you that their travel and associated costs have been fully paid and that 100% of donated money will be used to buy computers and associated equipment for the school.
They hope you will be able to help them in some way by providing a donation that will go towards buying the computer equipment they really need. They promise to bring back some photographs of the pupils when they donate the computers to them. A full list of donation contributors will be compiled and shared with the school.
Please pledge an amount and send donations to Suffolk Police UNISON, Portal Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3QS (Cheques should be made payable to Suffolk Police Unison).