Going Beyond the Call of Duty
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Cable & Wireless, under its “Happy to Give” theme, recently asked its customers to donate part of their loyalty points to one of three charities – the hospice, the Special Olympics and the disabled children at the primary centre at Baie St Anne Primary School on Praslin. This campaign culminated on Monday 30th March by members of the Cable & Wireless staff visiting the Baie St Anne School to donate studying equipment worth SCR 101,625 and the seven children who attend the disabled centre at the school gave back to Cable & Wireless at the unveiling of study equipment ceremony in the form of handmade arts and crafts pieces and sang a beautiful song for the Cable & Wireless Team. "This was an opportunity not to just involve the staff and customers but also the teachers. It was more than just about money; it was a way of including the teachers in creating a better environment for the children. Staff and teachers were involved in painting, cleaning and decorating of these classrooms. The Cable & Wireless foundation is privileged to have a direct impact on the way these children will develop academically.” Charles Hammond, CEO of Cable & Wireless commented. The company gave the special needs and disabled centre of the school two computers, seven tablets, new air conditioning system, a 50 inch plasma screen TV, a music system, educational books and games and renovated three classrooms. The event, which was much appreciated by all, was attended by all members of the senior management team of Cable & Wireless and representatives from the ministry of Education.