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Fujitsu donates computers to the Jamaica Association for the Deaf

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

Kingston, Jamaica, February 11, 2010
2010 JAD-donation

Members of the JAD Team are delighted to receive two state of the art LifeBook® Notebooks donated by Fujitsu Caribbean, at its Marescaux Road office recently. Sharing in the moment, from left - Medical Audiologist Dr. Aye Thwin; Business Development Manager – Fujitsu Caribbean, Ms. Lisa Kong; Coordinator of the JAD’s Hearing Services Department, Mrs. June Coward-Fearon; Vice President of Sales and Business Development – Fujitsu Caribbean, Mr. Winston Harrison; JAD Board Director Mrs. Carrol Christian, and JAD Executive Officer, Mrs. Iris Soutar.

Fujitsu Caribbean recently donated two state of the art LifeBook® notebooks to the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) Clinic (Hearing Services Department) to enable the JAD Clinic Team to conduct special clinics in schools and communities across the island. These clinics provide hearing assessment and screening, counselling and referrals and assistance in accessing other services.

In accepting the donation, Mrs. Iris Soutar, Executive Officer of the JAD noted “The education of deaf students involves working mainly with visual materials and teaching tools since these students are clearly visual learners. We are extremely thankful to Fujitsu who has come onboard to assist the JAD with its work in Deaf Education. In 2009, Fujitsu was instrumental in acquiring computers and other related equipment for six schools for the Deaf, under a UAF sponsored project. The JAD had very specific requirements and Fujitsu was able to fulfil every requirement and in some cases, went beyond our expectations. Today, following a request from the JAD, Fujitsu not only agreed to donate computer equipment, but went out and sourced state of the art equipment which we are most grateful to receive, and which we will fully utilize in our operations at the JAD Clinic and within the wider JAD Administration. On behalf of the Board, management and staff of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, I extend heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Fujitsu.”

The JAD is currently upgrading its facilities, mainly its hearing testing equipment; as well as its computer network, which will help to streamline its information management system. The addition of new computer equipment will increase the efficiency of data collection and analysis and ultimately improve the quality of service that the Clinic offers to the public.

About Fujitsu Caribbean

Fujitsu Caribbean is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US$50-billion Fujitsu Group and a part of Fujitsu America Inc. Fujitsu integrates the core expertise of our skilled resources and Business Partners to deliver IT Infrastructure Solutions and Managed Services that continuously evolve to respond to our customer’s complex business and technology issues. Focused on the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Government sectors we simplify IT for our customers and build more value into their IT investments. Fujitsu is the world’s third largest IT Services Company and has been operating in the Caribbean for over 50 years. Managed by a regional executive team, we have offices in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad; including business agents in the Bahamas, St. Vincent, Haiti, Anguilla, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Grenada, to serve the entire region. Fujitsu has delivered and currently supports mission critical ICT solutions and networks across the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean. For more information on Fujitsu Caribbean, visit www.fujitsu.com/caribbean/ .

About JAD

The Jamaica Association for the Deaf is a not for profit, social service organization that seeks to mobilize and manage resources for educational, hearing, and social services as well as advocacy for the advancement of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
You may contact the JAD Clinic at 9 Marescaux Road, Kingston 5. Telephone: 926-7001/7709; or JAD Administrative Office: Hope Estate, Kingston 6. Telephone: 970-1778/9. Email: admin@jamdeaf.org.jm

Press Contact

Sandra Jones, 
Vice President, Marketing & Communications


Phone: Phone: +1-876-926-7567
Fax: +1-876-935-6333
E-mail: E-mail: sandra.jones@fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Caribbean, Central America and Mexico

Date: 11 February, 2010
City: Kingston, Jamaica
Company: Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.,