The staff of Digicel Jamaica, visited schools to interact with the students and read to them on the occasion of St. Benedict’s day. The staff, including head of group retail chairman Daniels, read to the students and interacted with them and gave away prizes.
Daniels is the board member of Digicel foundation, patroned by Denis O brien. She read three books to the children and gave away prizes to the children who participated actively in the interaction. She interacted with grade 3 students of the St. Benedict’s primary school and was all praise for the behaviour and enthusiasm of the students.
Daniels was helped by Brineika Rowe and Marklando Lee, who assisted her in reading the grade three books. She gave away interesting books to all the students who participated with enthusiasm and answered all the questions. She was overwhelmed by the behavior exhibited by the students, who come from underprivileged backgrounds but exhibited good manners and warmth. She praised the teachers for inculcating good manners among the students.
Digicel foundation, which has Denis Obrien as its patron, has selected the schools because of the connections they had with the foundation. The school is one of the member of the enrichment centers set up by the foundation. The Read program is carried across the country of Jamaica and the Digicel foundation believes in the cause.
The program was received well by the students. They participated enthusiastically in the program and loved reading the stories. They promised to read a story every day and learnt new words. The program has a positive impact on the students, who were enthused by the rewards and prizes offered by the Digicel employees.
Digicel foundation is a not for profit organization. Denis Obrien is the patron of the foundation, which works for upliftment of the weaker sections of the society. The education portfolio of the Digicel foundation supports projects that enhance the teaching and learning experiences through innovative techniques. The foundation partners with other not for profit organizations like Camara to provide support to the schools and educational institutions and provide overall learning experience to the children in backward communities.