In the past two months two students have been given support by Stichting Corantijn.
Gerno Maabo is in his third year of study at the MBO NATIN (Technical Nature Institute). He is studying Mechanical Engineering and needs to frequently write reports.
Until now he had to ask fellow students if they were prepared to lend him their computer.
If he worked from home he had to use an internet café which is expensive.
You pay for the use of the computers and the printing of your work.
Stichting Corantijn asked her sponsor, the one who organizes the competition “good story, win a laptop”, if Gerno could join in the competition this year. Gerno was subsequently invited to do so.
His story impressed our sponsor and Gerno won the 'refurbished' laptop.
You can understand that he was thrilled. It saves him a lot of money and time.
And moreover he can further develop his skills on the computer.
Another student, Remes Jabini, had received a second hand bicycle in the past.
He is studying Mining at NATIN.
The bicycle was ‘not very fit’ anymore, as they say in Surinam, after it had been used for two years. It means that the bike had a lot wrong with it. Pictures of the ‘not so fit’ bike confirmed that a trip to the bicycle repair shop was necessary.
The sponsor of the bicycle was also prepaired to take care of the maintenance of the bike.
This means of transport now, is again in tip top shape.
Remes is very happy!
Marion van Berkum