DIGICEL STAFF MEMBER MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

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DIGICEL STAFF MEMBER MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

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DIGICEL STAFF MEMBER MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

TUESDAY DECEMBER 14, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Last Saturday, ten tablets were handed over to students from the Maguerite Educational Centre, D’Abadie. The facility caters to persons with special needs, more specifically children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This was made possible through an initiative led by Digicel Retention Agent, Abeni Henry. The brief handover was held at the Bon Air West Facility.

As part of the Digicel Foundation’s staff Christmas initiative #ShareMore, staff members were challenged to submit projects which they believe would make a difference within their communities. Abeni’s project was selected along with 11 others to receive funding of TT$5,000 each. Abeni felt extremely fulfilled to see this project to the end since she has a stepson with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

She shared, “It means so much so to me that the Digicel Foundation allowed me to do this.” She further explained, “I know first-hand the patience and love required to care for someone with special needs. The tablets provide an additional teaching tool for the students, parents and guardians to work with. They don’t have to feel left out anymore.”

Brennon Patterson, Councillor for Tumpuna was also on hand to assist with the distribution of the tablets.

Digicel Foundation over the past year and half has also outfitted 34 special needs schools with tablets for all the students and teachers. 

DIGICEL STAFF MEMBER MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM