Digicel donates over $1M in supplies to orphanages
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic Digicel Guyana made a timely donation to several children homes and the Kingston community emergency food drive at a simple handing over ceremony at their Head Office in Kingston.
The company has a history over the years in supporting vulnerable children Guyana and it continues to be high on their CSR agenda. Since their entry into the market, Digicel has supported many charities including the reconstruction of the Mahaica Childrens’ Home, supporting the Guyana Special Olympics, contributions to The Hararuni Girls Home and has made several strides in the development of youth through sports.
Digicel Guyana’s Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Dean said: “It has always been our mandate to support youths whenever we can, and more importantly in this time of COVID-19. We have also always enjoyed a good relationship with our neighbours in Kingston and are happy to help them with their drive to support persons in the community”.
The Orphanages receiving donations were The Shaheed Boys Orphanage, Prabhu Sharan Orphanage, Hope Children’s Home and a donation was made to the Kingston community emergency food drive. Representatives from these homes were present and expressed gratitude to Digicel for always thinking of them and for their continued support.
Dean added: “Digicel remains committed to assisting in the fight against the COVID-19 virus and will continue to provide support this national effort as necessary.” Some of these include; donation of PPE gears to frontline workers, zero-rated calls to the Ministry of Public Health’s hotlines, access to the Ministry of Education, PAHO, WHO and the Ministry of Public Health websites also remains free. Digicel encourages customers to stay safe and remain indoors to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and to only use information from trusted sites like PAHO, WHO, and local Government websites.
The company has also introduced several measures that will allow customers to stay connected during this time. Some of these measures include, Free Night Talk from 9pm – 6am, removal of Credit U transfer charges, and Top-Up bill payments by Postpaid customers. Digicel’s Customer care agents can be reached by dialling 100, or through Digicel’s Live Chat (available on the website or MyDigicel app) and their various social media platforms. Customers are encouraged to utilise Live Chat as their first means of contact.