Digicel Guyana will on February 14 be celebrating its 10th Anniversary here and in the lead up to this milestone, the company has planned to give back in a massive way.
The giving back began today (Tuesday, January 31, 2017) to St. John Bosco Orphanage at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.
Digicel’s Head of Marketing, Jacqueline James says this year the company is focusing on charities.
“We’re focusing on giving back to the community so that will be our main thing for our anniversary celebrations this month,” Ms. James said.
The boys at the Orphanage were given books, pencils, backpacks, shoes and other school supplies, some bearing the Digicel logo.
In addition to boys’ packages, the home was given a donation of a washing machine, which Ms. James says she is sure that administrator and staff “will make very good use of.”
For the next 10 days, the Digicel team will be traveling to 10 different charities around the country including schools that cater to persons with disabilities.
Digicel began operations here a decade ago under the guidance of Chief Operations Officer, Kevin White.
Mr White was later that year succeeded by CEO, Mark Linehan who stayed with the company for just over a year.
Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest-growing wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. After six years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. It is the largest GSM operator in the region.
By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting edge of wireless communications.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and has operations in twenty-two markets including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. Digicel also has a license in Guatemala and Suriname as well as coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths.
The company is the lead sponsor of Caribbean sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams across the Caribbean and is title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Football Union Cup and the Copa De Naciones, the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.