Brittiany was the 2000th recipient of an STL laptop on April 9th, 2010. Below, Brittiany describes how not having a computer was impacting her life and school work:
"My name is Brittiany, and I am an honour roll student attending Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario! I am currently in my last year of high school and intend on graduating with double honour.
However, my educational journey has been a trying one, as I am currently without a computer. I have struggled on numerous occasions trying to find different ways to access a computer, just so I wouldn't lose any marks because my work wasn't typed. I have also not been able to keep up with many class assignments, and have been at a disadvantage when I am assigned a summative task, as these tasks all require a computer.
I have now also come to the realization that university is not going to be any easier than high school and in fact, having a computer is a definite must for all students. I cannot imagine not having access to a computer for my future endeavours as an athlete, mediator, singer, poet, and so much more. As our world becomes more and more dependent on technology, it is evident that eventually I would have been left behind whilst attempting to hand write my work.
STL has given me a tool that has played a large role in being the first in my family to attend university and make my family proud. My heart is filled with gratitude."
Lara Tavares (STL Founder and CEO) visited Brittiany's class on May 6th as a guest speaker to speak to them about her past, present and future career aspirations.
Kim Thomas (Arts Department Head), Brittiany, Rema Tavares (Operations Manager, Sky's the Limit).
Brittiany, Rema Tavares (Operations Manager, Sky's the Limit).
Kim Thomas (Arts Department Head), Rema Tavares (Operations Manager, Sky's the Limit).
Kim Thomas's amazing class, called "Eminence Production Company", where they specialize in stage acting, as well as acting for TV and film. They also learn about the business aspect of the entertainment industry, including the art of networking, and how important it is!
Producers/videographers for Kim Thomas's amazing class!
Saxophone welcome to Kim Thomas's class!
Lara Tavares (Founder & CEO, STL) being introduced to the class.
Grace Han (STL Assistant) introducing herself to the class.
Lara Tavares (Founder & CEO, STL) speaking to the class.
Kim Thomas (Arts Department Head) & Lara Tavares (Founder & CEO, STL).
A performance by Brittiany and friends which will be featured at STL's 6th annual event!
"Eminence Production Company", Grace Han (STL Assistant, Kim Thomas (Arts Department Head), Lara Tavares (Founder & CEO, STL).
Lara Tavares (Founder & CEO, STL) & Brittiany (2000th recipient).