The Boys’ Town Telecentre/Computer Lab was funded and approved by The Universal Access Fund Company Limited (UAFCL), and now allows residents to have access to a wealth of information via the internet. Chairman of the Project Steering Committee, Trevor Spence, said the facility is being used as a community access point by members of varying age groups within the community.
Located at Hugh Sherlock Hall on Collie Smith Drive, the telecentre/computer lab provides a means for community members to improve their education, acquire computer skills and participate in interactive communication.
Jamaica’s technology gap is seen as one of the most important gaps to be filled if a country is going to be globally competitive. Head of the School of Public Health and Health Technology at the University of Technology (UTech), Professor Winston Davidson, said it is a milestone project in examining the assistance being given to marginalised young persons within the inner-city.