Garyville, La.,
09:03 PM

Louisiana Students Get an Education Boost

MPC and the Supriya Jindal Foundation donate 160 tablets to first-grade classrooms

First-graders in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist and St. James parishes will soon get a boost toward mastering core subject matter – and have fun learning, too – thanks to a donation by Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) and the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children.

MPC is a charter partner with the foundation, which recently announced that 160 LearnPad 2 tablets would be presented to the 40 first-grade, public school classrooms located in the parishes. The tablet is fast becoming a first choice among teachers, as it was designed specifically for education.

“Establishing a strong foundation for our students to build upon is so very important – we all want to ensure all our students master the basics of reading, writing, math, and science,” explained Supriya Jindal, founder of the foundation and Louisiana’s first lady, in a recent edition of the Times Picayune. “The Foundation is proud to work with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to further aid in our students’ mastery of core subjects. With hard work, we believe we have the opportunity to make a lasting and positive difference in education.”

“MPC is proud to support the enrichment of children’s education,” added MPC’s Garyville Refinery Division Manager Bubbie Anderson. “We can think of no better investment in our future than the education of today’s youth, who will become tomorrow’s leaders.”

This project has an impact on others too. Garyville Community Relations Coordinator Aspen Steib said, “As a native of the River Parishes, I’m excited to work for a company that gives back to the classrooms that helped me get to where I am.”