Special Needs Portfolio | Digicel Jamaica Foundation

Special Needs

We are committed to enhancing the welfare of children with special needs across the island. The continued support given to the Special Olympics team in countries served by Digicel worldwide since 2004 is evidence of not only the Foundation’s commitment, but that of our Patron, Denis O’Brien.

Through our Centre of Excellence Programme there has been an increase in the capacity of special needs schools, intervention tools and training opportunities for teachers. Additionally, our Ramps in Schools Initiative has seen the construction of wheelchair ramps in 9 schools across the island, and one NGO.

We continue to forge ahead to impact some of our nation’s most vulnerable, using our annual 5K Walk/Run event to raise awareness and well needed funds for our special needs partners. Through our partnership with UNICEF, we have been able to register nearly 4,000 persons with disabilities (PWDs) to benefit from government services.

Special Needs Statistics
FY 2021-2022 Target As at March 2021 % complete
Number of Special Needs Institutions renovated 1 0 Not Yet Started
FY 2021-2022
Number of Special Needs Institutions renovated
Target
1
As at March 2021
0
% complete
Not Yet Started
Centres of Excellence Supported 10 0 Not Yet Started
FY 2021-2022
Centres of Excellence Supported
Target
10
As at March 2021
0
% complete
Not Yet Started
Special Needs Statistics
FY 2020-2021 Target As at March 2021 % complete
Number of Special Needs Institutions renovated 1 1 100%
FY 2020-2021
Number of Special Needs Institutions renovated
Target
1
As at March 2021
1
% complete
100%
Centres of Excellence Supported 10 10 100%
FY 2020-2021
Centres of Excellence Supported
Target
10
As at March 2021
10
% complete
100%
Special Needs