Conversations on Special Needs


In lieu of the typical excitement of the annual Digicel 5K, we hosted a month-long campaign in 2021 under the theme "Together, We Can Be the Change for Workplace Inclusion". The campaign raised awareness for the upcoming Disabilty Act , educating employers on the need for greater inclusion, equality and equity in the workplace.

As a part of the month of activities, we held a Virtual Conference with speakers from the Valuable 500, the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, the UWI Centre for Disability Studies, the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities and the Jamaica Association for the Deaf.

The event was live-streamed across the Digicel Jamaica and Digicel Foundation social media pages, bringing in over 51,000 views.


Representatives from several public and private sector groups came together to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the advancement of Persons with Disabilities.

At a conference in April 2018, representatives from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, UNICEF, Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities among other groups in the field, exchanged ideas on how we could work more closely to ensure that persons with disabilities are treated equally and are granted every opportunity to become productive citizens.

The event dubbed, ‘Conversations on Special Needs’, was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, under the theme ‘Identifying, Creating and Maintaining Opportunities for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities’.

In reiterating the commitment of the then Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shanhine Robinson, to preparing PWDs to become income earners, Senior Social Worker, Jacqueline Bennett shared that the government had been taking steps to facilitate greater inclusion, integration and empowerment of persons with disabilities in our society.  


Conversations on Special Needs