Digicel’s Graduate Programme employees ended their first week of orientation by paying it forward with our grantees and learning about the work we've been doing in communities.
The new members of the Digicel family are tertiary graduates from across the world, who were selected to gain work experience in several of the Digicel Group's markets, starting with orientation in Jamaica. Holding true to our belief that where Digicel grows, so too must the communities we serve, the graduates were invited to volunteer and make donations during a day of activities.
During a visit to the Rose Town Foundation’s homework centre, the students heard from two students who shared their challenges with online learning. Other stops included the Jamaica Paralympic Court, where the Graduates got a basketball tutorial from Para-athlete and Digicel Brand Ambassador Alphanso Cunningham; an urban agricultural project called Rock Spring Farms in Mountain View, where they learned how the profits from the groups livestock and vegetable farming is reinvested in the community; and the Forward Step Foundation in Gregory Park which offers a creative space for young people to learn a skill, gain employment and be mentored on life skills. The Graduates donated two Digicel Foundation-sponsored tablets to each project.
With their orientation slated to end on April 13, the Graduates are getting ready to be split across six countries to complete a two-year work experience programme. Each Graduate will get a global, hands-on experience and access to some of the brightest minds in the telecommunications industry.