CHEETAH™ Toys & More, LLC (“CHEETAH™) recently hosted their online ‘PEP CHEETAH Challenge Scholarship’ Competition awarding seven students scholarships valued at $62,000.00 JMD each. The competition aimed to give back to the community while helping students to prepare for an important test during their transition from primary to high school.
The Challenge geared at students taking the PEP Exam consisted of a diagnostic and practice test done over several weeks along with daily questions, prior to the final test spread over a two-day period. Dr. Kasan Troupe, Acting Chief Education Officer at The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, in addressing CHEETAH said, “We are grateful for this support and proud of your contribution in creating social change for our students, and we are impressed with the impact CHEETAH has had on the Jamaican education system”.
CHEETAH is also one of the few Jamaican companies, if not the only known one, that has its own brand of Google-certified phablets (tablets with phones). The Founding Director, Paulette Trowers explained, “Given the inadequacy of internet services in some parts of Jamaica and the fact that young people in the digital age are more inclined to access content on electronic devices rather than in print, we figured that a more viable solution would be to deliver research-based material on our own CHEETAH branded mobile devices”. These phablets make calls and use SIM cards with data plans, contain content (some of which are approved by the Ministry of Education), and each is outfitted with a kickstand case, protective front screen, and an OTG Connector.
Content on CHEETAH’s phablets ranges from eBooks from the Ministry of Education to CHEETAH’s interactive testing apps in Math, Science, and Ability. Former Principal of Bull Bay All-Age School in St. Thomas, Mr. Justin Duncan said, “CHEETAH phablets are treasure troves of needed and exciting information. Although the phablets are internet-enabled, students do not need WIFI service to access a lot of the content that was preinstalled”. CHEETAH has donated multiple tablets to this school and piloted the leasing (buy-to-own-) programme with multiple parents.
CHEETAH™ Toys & More, LLC is a registered corporation operating since 2014 in the education and technology industries, with a legal presence both within the United States of America and Jamaica. CHEETAH which is an acronym for Connect to Higher Education Electronic Tools Application and Help, vows to continue adding culturally sensitive content in different modalities.
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CHEETAH™ Toys & More, LLC (“CHEETAH™) is a registered corporation operating since 2014 in the education and technology industries, with legal presence both within the United States of America and Jamaica, WI. The company was formerly registered in 2006 as American Secondary Schools Application Process, with CHEETAH™ as the charitable arm. It was reorganized and renamed in 2014 to accurately reflect the growth, new and improved proprietary products, and corporate strategic goals. CHEETAH’s™ founder and managing director, Paulette Trowers-Lawrence, JD, is a Jamaican native with 30 years of progressive corporate experience. CHEETAH™ is the marketing name for CHEETAH™ Toys & More Jamaica Limited, CHEETAH™ Toys & More, LLC, and CHEETAH™ Purrrrrrr Publishing).