THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO- Engrained in the Digicel DNA is a firm belief that as Digicel grows so too must the communities around it. It was this need to contribute to the development of communities, which led to the birth of the Digicel Foundation. Soon persons will get the opportunity to get an even more engaging view of some of the life-changing experiences brought about by the Digicel Foundation’s uplifting involvement in communities, both locally and regionally. The Foundation will premiere its TV show: “The Digicel Foundation Community Footprints” on Feb 25 at 7:30pm on Catch 2.
The inspirational TV show will highlight the work of the Foundations in Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The viewing audience can tune in each month to a new episode exploring dynamic, sustainable community projects. The show will also feature some of the Foundations’ partnerships over the years, taking a look at how those initiatives continue to serve and impact beneficiaries in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Over the years, the Foundations have specifically targeted projects in the spheres of: special needs community, education, community development, health, empowering women, and school construction.
The show’s host, Arielle Alexa is a singer/songwriter and media personality with five years plus experience in the industry. Being involved in social work is a value that Arielle holds very dearly which has made her a perfect fit for this role. She has had the opportunity to work with The Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society, The Down Syndrome Family Network, The Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Ward, The Cub Scouts of Trinidad and Tobago and The Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
The first Digicel Foundation was established in 2004 in Jamaica, as a corporate non-profit which was destined to make significant contributions toward national and social development goals. With a combined investment of US$156 million, the Foundations have implemented 2618 projects impacting over 3 million people across Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago.