Upon making a reservation for a given time slot, the public will have access to the computers, with internet access. The facility was donated by the E-inclusion Foundation. The aim is to facilitate access to information and communication technology and to popularise its use amongst youths in the area.
“Computing facilities now play an important role in people’s education and development,” said Mario Radegonde, CSR manager of the ENL Foundation. “As part of their studies, youngsters in the neighbouring schools and colleges need internet access to various projects and researches. Amongst other things, we want to see this cyber corner act as a catalyst that helps local students perform better on the academic front,” he added.
After the opening of La Maison de La Balise in June and the introduction of the company’s social plan focused on education and training, La Balise Marina is hoping that the cyber corner initiative will further help Black River inhabitants to feel more fully integrated within the fast-moving present-day society. The cyber corner operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. To gain access to the facilities, users need simply to make a prior reservation by calling at La Maison de La Balise on 483 7885.