TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 2019: PORT OF SPAIN – The Shelter – a safe house for female victims of domestic violence - and the Digicel Foundation announced on Tuesday, the launch of the Samantha Isaacs Learning Centre - a multi-functional space that provides children access to a library/reading area, training in craft, homework/tutorial sessions, individual and group counselling. The Digicel Foundation also donated books, toys, furniture provided by the Digicel staff. The Learning Centre was launched in memory of Samantha Isaacs, a staff member of Digicel T&T, who lost her life to domestic violence on December 16, 2017.
“At the Foundation, we are ever cognizant of the challenges that impact domestic violence victims who are often vulnerable, underserved and unprotected,” said Desha Clifford, Chairman of Digicel Foundation, “It is a serious issue in Trinidad and Tobago. As we joined the fight against domestic violence, we are happy for the partnership with the board of directors and management of The Shelter who willingly agreed to establish this youth friendly space in Samantha’s memory.”
Tot Eugina Lampkin, Samantha’s mother and her brother Andreas Isaacs, expressed thanks to the Foundation for partnering with the officials of ‘The Shelter’ to establish the Samantha Isaacs Learning Centre and for keeping her memory alive. “Scott Hamilton, Chairman of The Shelter said, “We are profoundly grateful for the generosity of the Digicel Foundation and their partnership with us on the Samantha Isaacs Learning Centre.” He also thanked the Australian Embassy and other donors that contributed and concluded, “Here in this happy space, we can stay true to her love of family and learning.”