Digicel Guyana Inc gives back to St Cuthbert’s Mission
In observance of International Literacy Day 2016, Digicel Guyana Inc visited St Cuthbert’s Mission where members of its staff engaged the pupils of the nursery school in a reading and storytelling exercise.Public Relations Officer Vidya Sanichara noted that the exercise was held to show the children the importance of reading, as a means of giving back to the community. She noted that Digicel supported the notion of promoting literacy since it was an instrument of empowering individuals, communities and societies.Officials of the telecommunications giant posed with the teachers and children of St Cuthbert’s Mission Nursery SchoolDigicel Guyana Inc also used the opportunity to donate a quantity of books, back-to-school items and backpacks to the students and teachers during its visit.Sanichara mentioned that since Digicel was the network of choice in most of the Indigenous communities in Guyana, it is only fitting that the company visits these areas to give back to subscribers.Acting Headmistress Helen Kattow expressed her gratitude, noting that Digicel always visited and spent time with the teachers and children. “We are grateful as always, the children get very excited when they see the Digicel bus coming into the village. Thank you so much Digicel.”Also present for the event was Lenox Shuman, Toshao of the Mission. He expressed a similar appreciation to Digicel for its continuous support, especially when it comes to literacy.“We appreciate initiatives like this; it shows a different degree of corporate responsibility, which is welcomed in our community. The more corporations that do this, the better off we will be,” the Toshao said.Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed September 8 as International Literacy Day. It was celebrated on Thursday bringing together the Private Sector, communities, teachers, students, learners, NGOs, and governments to actively mobilise and promote literacy.Meanwhile, the communications company will also be visiting several other indigenous communities throughout the month of September to make similar donations as Guyana celebrates both Indigenous Heritage Month and Education Month.