Rotary Club of Victoria Harbourside provides funds to George Jay elementary

Financial support will help kids with computers and a trip to the Royal B.C. Museum

  • Feb. 23, 2012 12:00 p.m.

George Jay elementary students are going high tech and reaching back in time, thanks to the Rotary Club of Victoria Harbourside.

Harboursiders are providing George Jay with three grants to the school: $1,000 to take classes to the Royal Victoria Museum; $5,000 to purchase iPads, Macs and software to assist the learning of children with autism; and $750 to provide yogurt tubes to supplement the nutrition program.

“Rotary International has made young people a priority through its New Generations initiative,” said Paul Doherty, president-elect of Harbourside Rotary and chair of New Generations. “We have had a very productive relationship with George Jay and we have been working closely with the principal to identify needed resources.”

The grant to give the kids an opportunity to extend their learning with field trips to the museum was made in honour of Dr. Elias Mandel, a valued Harbourside Rotary member who died last fall. Mandel was a pediatrician who spent his life advocating for at-risk kids.