Digicel makes donation to assist voluntary after-school lessons
Since March 2022, Florance Rowe has been providing free after-school education to approximately 65 youngsters on Laing Avenue in Georgetown, and she has been volunteering her time on a full-time basis.
Her commitment to this effort was brought to Digicel Guyana’s attention through social media, and the mobile service provider immediately jumped at the opportunity to assist her.
“We paid a visit to deliver some much-needed materials including a whiteboard, backpacks, and stand fans to support Rowe and the students with their day-to-day classroom activities. The kids were just as excited to meet us as we were to meet them. We learned that several of them wanted to be lawyers, teachers, Police officers, and electricians after speaking for a few minutes; we also met some prospective Digicel employees. Some of them told us that they enjoy going to class after school because Ms. Rowe pays attention to them and helps them do better in school,” the company stated in a release to the media.
Accepting the donation, Rowe expressed her gratitude for the acknowledgment and said that donations such as these give her the motivation to keep going.
“When we get attention like this, it signifies that people are paying attention to what we’re trying to accomplish, and it gives me the drive and encouragement to keep going. We appreciate your visit, and look forward to your continuing support, Digicel,” she said.
Digicel has pledged to assist youth development through education and sports over the years, and we do so by developing and building excellent community relations.
“We commend Ms. Rowe’s efforts, tip our hats to her for caring so deeply about these children, and we are more than glad to help her with this initiative,” Digicel Guyana added.