Corporate Hands


November 30, 2015
Contributed Francois Chalifour (left), presents a cheque to Lt. Commander John McFarlane, chairman of the Kidney Support Foundation. Wisynco donated $300,000 to the Foundation on Wednesday, November 25.
Contributed Photo William Mahfood (right), speaks with Lt. Commander John McFarlane (centre) as Professor Lawson Douglas looks on. Wisynco recently handed over $300,000 to the Kidney Support Foundation.
Contributed Digicel Intern Tane Henry (right) is very excited about the installation of the new dry wall at Best Care Children's Home.
Contributed Jeneard Williamson, Digicel Foundation Project Assistant is hard at work with the installation of the dry wall dividing classrooms at Best Care Children's Home.

The eighth cohort of interns comprising 14 students in the Digicel Graduate Recruitment Programme (GRP) were tasked with developing and seeking funding for a social development project. The interns decided to raise funds to purchase much-needed items for the 39-year-old Kingston-based Best Care Children's Home, which caters to children with mental and physical challenges, many of whom are wards of the state.

The project was funded through a grant from the Digicel Foundation's Mek A Muckle Initiative, as well as a bake sale and donations of cash or kind from Digicel employees. Items delivered included canned foods, toiletries, fans and clothing. The home also has a school which was outfitted with dry-wall partitions, an industrial sewing machine, water cooler, mannequin heads, and a computer.

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