Aidonia to build public computer lab
Dancehall artiste Aidonia is looking to build a public computer lab at a secured location in Kingston, with the intent of providing free computer access to children who are without access to computers.
The initiative falls under the banner of Aidonia's One Voice Foundation, a three-year-old, non-profit organisation the artiste started with the intent of providing scholarships to the Maxfield Primary school.
Aidonia's publicist, Raymond 'Shadow' Small, said critics assumed the One Voice Foundation was created to rebrand Aidonia's image in an attempt to have his visa reinstated.
Big on education
But he refuted this, saying Aidonia is big on education. He noted that they would still be issuing scholarships.
"The lab will aid in study and research and will cater to the have-nots. We are living in the technological age, and some parents cannot afford computers so we want to fill that gap," he said.
Small revealed that the overall goal is to spread the benefits of the foundation to other parishes.
"We recently had a meeting with Aidonia, and he reaffirmed his commitment towards education. He is a great advocate and he tries to lend a hand towards the less fortunate. He is trying to assist because he wants people to live a better life," he said.
The artiste and his team have yet to decide on a final location for the lab. However, he mentioned that police stations and community centres are potential areas based on safety and their regulations.
"Parents want to know that their children are safe and secure in times like these. So we want an area where kids can come in and study in a safe environment," Small said.