FRIDAY DECEMBER 10, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Children from Tobago were not to be left behind from experiencing the joy of a Digicel Foundation Christmas. As part of its ongoing #ShareMore Christmas 2021 initiative, the Digicel Foundation visited Happy Haven, Tobago School for the Deaf and Tobago Technical Vocational special schools yesterday.
The children from these three schools were over joyed to receive their toys and carepacks from Digicel CEO- Abraham Smith – ‘Santa Abe’ and Digicel Foundation, Director – Georgina Peterkin. Ninety-eight packages were handed over to the children of these three public special schools.
The smiles and excitement of the children during this yuletide season is precisely what the #sharemore initiative is meant to accomplish. Students from the Technical Vocational welcomed Santa and his elves with drums and singing.
Digicel Foundation CEO, Abraham Smith shared, "It was fun to bring some Christmas joy to children, but the Digicel Foundation is most proud of supporting the great work that these special needs schools do in Tobago to bring joy to the lives of children every day.”
Tobago Technical Vocational School Principal- Dotsie Bacchus was pleasantly surprised and filled with gratitude. She said, “Digicel Foundation has been so good to us. From their support through Special Olympics, the devices for online learning, therapy based education for our teachers and now this wonderful surprise with Santa and presents for the students. We are forever grateful!”
The Foundation launched its #ShareMore Christmas initiative on December 3rd with a partnership with the Perseverance Village, supporting the community’s Christmas Market. #Sharemore will cover community Christmas outreach in Marabella, Tamana, Barataria, and Tobago. Additionally, Digicel Foundation awarded 12 staff members with $5,000 each to #sharemore towards causes that are close to their hearts this Christmas.