Monday, 26th February 2018: It has been three months since the territory was impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Since then, Digicel has made significant progress on the restoration of its network. Today, another milestone was reached with Digicel’s pledge of $10,000 to the rebuild of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre.
Kevin Gordon, Digicel BVI CEO, who was on-site to oversee the recovery efforts needed, addressed the fundraising committee at the Miss World Charity Gala.
“We are all here today in support of a very special group of children, their teachers and parents, who were greatly affected by the ravages of Hurricane Irma. When Digicel was approached by Miss World BVI, to assist with a fundraiser and awareness initiative in support of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre, there was no question in our minds that we would be on board.
Since entering the BVI in 2008, Digicel has forged a long-standing relationship and has a continued commitment to the Learning Centre. We’ve seen the children shine at their annual sports days, play basketball with the NBA stars, and smile broadly when they were paid a special visit by Santa at Christmas. We’ve also experienced the joy of having the children visit our office to sing Christmas carols and play instruments.
Over the years, one aspect that really stood out for us about the Learning Centre is the sense of community and commitment by the parents and teachers, like Ms. Huggins, to provide the best possible learning environment for the children.
Today, Digicel is extremely proud to pledge $10,000 to the rebuild of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre, so that once again the children can enjoy a safe place to learn.
We look forward to seeing the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre build back better!”