Reaching out to the Hospice and Detox Centre
Cable & Wireless continues with its Corporate Social Responsibility programme through various recent initiatives. Following the adoption of the Hospice in 2009, to coincide with the annual “Clean up the World” campaign, a group of volunteers visited the residents and carried out cleaning and beautification activities to upkeep the environment. This also included a donation of household items as well as painting of the rooms and common area. The Cancer Concern Association member along with Miss Seychelles 2012, Sherlyn Furneau , joined CWS for this event. Other institutions to benefit from CWS’ goodwill gesture is the Seychelles Hospital’s Detoxification Centre. The Centre was presented with a cash donation of SR20000, 2 desktop computer sets and a rental-free internet connection for a period of 24 months. At the ceremony, Mr. Thomas Dauban said notable efforts are being made to catch and bring to justice drug traffickers and the Ministry of Health is working hard to run the Detoxification Centre as other organisations play similar key roles. “Over the years we have seen a dramatic rise in substance abuse in our society. The legal sector is doing it’s very best to punish the culprits and the Detox Centre is doing its share in educating and rehabilitating substance abuse victims.” Receiving the donation, consultant in charge of mental health services, Dr Daniella Malulu, thanked Cable & Wireless for the donation, which she said would help the centre improve its service delivery particularly educational sessions for the patients and staff training. Among those present were members of the Ministry’s Harm Reduction Committee and central management team including the WHO’s liaison officer for Seychelles, Dr Cornelia Atsyor.