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December 23, 2013
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Digicel brings cheer to special-needs schools

Digicel Foundation volunteer Ashley Christian plays with children during a Christmas treat at the Early Stimulation Programme, off Hanover Street, downtown Kingston. - Contributed

With schools closing for the Christmas holidays, Digicel Foundation, in collaboration with the Digicel Volunteer Association, brought Christmas cheer to a number of special-needs schools in the Corporate Area.

These schools include Mico University College CARE Centre, Promise Learning Centre, Hope Valley Experimental School, Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf and Early Stimulation Plus.

A wide range of activities were planned for participating students. While at Promise Learning Centre, Digicel team members assisted students with the renovation of the school's garden. Top soil and flowers were brought in so that students could join in the fun to revive their surroundings. After all of their hard work, the children were presented with Christmas gifts.

On the same day, at The Mico CARE Centre, another Digicel team threw a party with music, games and food for the children. Yet another set of Digicel team members celebrated the upcoming Christmas holidays with students and teachers at Hope Valley Experimental School. The team participated in the school's Christmas Fair, while also handing out gifts to the students.

On December 13, Digicel's team members were back on the road to visit the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf and another group was celebrating Christmas with Early Stimulation Plus students and community members.

"We all look forward to Christmas being a very special time of the year. It was only natural for the Digicel Foundation to bring a little extra Christmas cheer to the special-needs community as we work closely with them. Our team has been on the ground with the children. This is something we all look forward to every year," noted Judine Hunter, programme manager for special needs at the Digicel Foundation.

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