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.