Usain Bolt donates 150 laptops to rural schools

March 17, 2021

Retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, has donated 150 laptops valued at US$ 40,000, approximately JM$5,838,096.00 to several schools in rural Jamaica. 

The eight time olympic champion said that through his Usain Bolt Foundation, initiaitives such as these are pivotal in honouring his commitment to ensure that the children of Jamaica continue to benefit from his hard work. 

“The best thing about my life is being able to give back, especially to the children.  The current global pandemic has forced many children to do only online classes and highlights the need for technology in schools.  We will keep working to provide much needed equipment and support the education of the next generation,” said Bolt. 

Just last year, the Usain Bolt Foundation donated printers and other supplies to 21 early childhood institutions in rural Jamaica, with 7 schools in his home parish of Trelawny receiving computers or tablets.

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