Foundation celebrates 10yrs of delivering services

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DIGICEL Foundation is celebrating its 10 years of delivering services in the country which have benefitted people in rural and remote areas.
Foundation chief executive officer Beatrice Mahuru said: “I am in awe of what we’ve been able to accomplish.
“We might not have moved the development dial for the global indices but our investment in local communities has been transformative.”
The year-long activities will include its partners and stakeholders.
“We celebrate our partners who have counter-funded, those who have endorsed and those who are contracted for our projects and those who have facilitated our programmes,” she said.
Mahuru thanked the Digicel Foundation patron Dennis O’Brien and Digicel Business for their continual commitment to bridging the gap in education and health.
It also includes innovative initiatives for people with special needs, empowerment programmes for marginalised societies and addressing violence in the country.
The foundation started in October 2008, and had since directly invested K85 million in rural, remote and socially-marginalised communities, impacting 780,000 people.
“We have impacted 10 per cent of the country’s population and that in itself is a great achievement,” Mahuru said.
“It is the stories of the people who benefit directly that motivates us to do what we love and love what we do.”

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