Vidya B. Sanichara
DIGICEL MAKES DONATION TO STEP BY STEP FOUNDATION- KEEPING ALS ICEBUCKET CHALLENGE PROMISE
Delivering on its promise to match their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge donation to a local charity, Digicel on Friday October 3rd handed over a cheque to the Step by Step Foundation in support of caring for children with autism. The step by step Foundation is committed to providing a range of clinical and consultative services to children with autism and other neurological disorders and their families. Their goal is to help each child reach their fullest potential. “This donation is very timely since we have been planning on doing some very important maintenance work in and around the school, this something that we would like other corporate entities to follow suit. Thank you Digicel” noted Ms. Ramona Rahat, administrator.
“We decided on matching the ALS donation to the Step by Step Foundation because, like ALS, Autism is a neurological condition and making this donation is a step that cements our commitment to the Foundation and the fight against autism”mentioned Vidya Sanichara, Communications Manager at the simple handing over ceremony. Digicel has been supporting the Step by Step foundation contributing annually to the foundations’ cause year and is a major donor of this foundation.
Digicel Group is a leading global communications provider with operations in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 13 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.