Digicel donates over $8M worth of masks, face shields for students sitting CSEC
Digicel Guyana is once again honouring their corporate social responsibility with a generous donation of 13,000 reusable face masks and 2500 face shields to the Education Ministry.
These will be used by the close to 15,000 students and invigilators across the 10 regions during the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations which commence on July 13.
“We know it is a challenging time for all, so we thought it best to reach out to provide whatever support we could to the Ministry. We are happy that the Ministry responded favourably to our interest in partnering with them and we hope that this donation will provide some level of comfort to the students and invigilators,” Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Guyana, Gregory Dean noted.
Acting Chief Education Officer, Viola Rowe explained that “This donation will certainly go a far way in helping to protect our children and our future.” She indicated that protective gears will be disbursed across the country with efforts being concentrated on regions that are more vulnerable and have limited resources at this time.
These will be distributed to the Regional Education Offices and ultimately the schools within the respective regions.
Rowe expressed her gratitude to Digicel for its continued interest in the advancement of education, and in this instance, for the timely contribution towards the health and wellbeing of our CSEC students in a COVID-19 environment.
Digicel remains committed to supporting youths and communities in Guyana and across the region and more so in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these efforts by the company so far include the donation of PPE gears to frontline workers, free data for healthcare professionals and teachers, donation of food items to children’s homes and orphanages and zero-rated calls to the Public Health Ministry’s hotlines.
Access to the Education Ministry, PAHO, WHO and the Public Health Ministry websites also remains free. Digicel encourages customers to stay safe, remain indoors and wear a face mask when outdoors to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and to only use information from trusted sites like PAHO, WHO, and local Government websites.
In addition, 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 21:00h-06:00h and removal of Credit U transfer charges.
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. Visit Digicel Guyana https://www.digicelgroup.com/gy/en/mobile.html for more information.