Usain Bolt Donates Laptops to Faculties in Rural Jamaica


Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ensures children in rural Jamaica have access to online courses by donating computer equipment to students.

On March 17th, the Usain Bolt Foundation announced a donation of 150 laptops to schools in rural Jamaica. Multiple schools will benefit from this $ 40,000 ($ 40,000) initiative.

Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, said these initiatives through the Usain Bolt Foundation are critical to recognizing his dedication to the children in Jamaica who benefit from his hard work.

“The best thing in my life is that I can give something back, especially for the children. The current global pandemic has forced many children to only teach online and underscores the need for technology in schools. We will continue to work to provide much-needed equipment and support the education of the next generation, ”he said.

The Usain Bolt Foundation focuses on the educational needs of children in elementary and elementary schools across Jamaica.

In 2020, the foundation donated school supplies and COVID-19 safety equipment such as hand washing stations and thermometers to 21 early childhood facilities in several communities. Seven schools in his home parish Trelawny had also received computers or tablets.

The retired athlete also donated medical equipment to Nuttall Hospital in Kingston to aid its 2020 COVID-19 response.