We won'tt be having our annual Digicel 5K this year, but we’re still going to #DoItForSpecialNeeds this October! Our team at Digicel is raising awareness for workplace inclusivity under the theme ‘Together We Can Be the Change’. We’re staging a number of activities over the next four weeks to raise awareness, stir action and seek firm commitments to workplace inclusivity. Employers of all sizes can join the conversation on providing additional employment opportunities and improving conditions for persons with disabilities. The month-long activities include a special forum on October 12 to discuss the rights of persons with Special Needs, featuring representatives from the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Jamaica Employers Federation. On October 19, we go live for our first Virtual Conference on Special Needs – talking about Overcoming Challenges to Workplace Inclusion. Special Needs Month will also include testimonials, giveaways and other activities via the Digicel Jamaica and Digicel Foundation social media pages. As a member of the Valuable 500 – an international initiative catalysing the influence of large private-sector corporations to table disability on the board agenda – the Digicel Group is committed to creating a more inclusive working environment for persons with disabilities. For more information on the upcoming Special Needs activities, follow @DigicelFdnJA on Instagram.
Organisations across the island are rejoicing as we turn our attention to the most pressing issues in local communities - youth engagement and training - with our 20 for 20 grants. The grants span all 14 parishes with 20 grants issued at US$4,000 (JM$650,000) each. Our team joined five more groups at the Digicel retail store at 14 Ocean Boulevard on Tuesday, August 10 to hand over more cheques.