Digicel Foundation

Grants for community organisations

Digicel Foundation, through its Community Grants Program, aims to create a network of organisations that are working on the front lines in their communities to address health, education, social inclusion, sustainable livelihoods and community safety.

“From the overwhelming number of applications we received, we know there is a real need to support local community organisations with funding. The Community Grants is part of our range of initiatives to support local leaders and organisations to address problems in their communities,” said Serena Sasingian, CEO of the Foundation.

Digicel Foundation annual report launched

The Annual Report captures all the achievements of Digicel Foundation through its Community Empowerment programs and projects all across Papua New Guinea for the last Financial Year from April 2018 to March 2019.

Commenting on the mandate of the Foundation, O’Brien said: “At Digicel, our ethos is that as our company grows, so too must the communities that we operate in; so we’re all about helping to create a world where no one gets left behind.

Young students showcase learning skills

Seven early learning centres in NCD were represented at the Rita Flynn Courts in Port Moresby to mentally challenge each other while having fun.

Activities included phonics, identifying colours and reading the words and their knowledge of mathematics.

The children also performed dances and other games like musical chair.

Digicel Foundation celebrates 11 years

The Program aims to encourage staff to Live out the values of the company, Love the work of the Foundation and the change they are collectively achieving and Learn through volunteering and gaining new skills. 

Under the theme ‘Leadership for Change’, 15 organisations were invited to display their work for the 722 staff of Digicel PNG at the headquarters to see how they could become more engaged citizens. 

Yanamlyn Yana of Tribal Foundation said her team was grateful to be invited to talk about the work they do at this Open Day event.

BSP backs Men of Honour Awards

The bank will be the naming right sponsor of the “Community Leadership Award” category for the Men of Honour Awards.

BSP Head of Marketing & PR, Gorethy Semi, said: “Aligned with the bank’s core values of community and leadership, we are pleased to support the cause to contribute to developing and rewarding male leaders for their commitment and contribution in their respective communities.

As a community oriented bank, we respect, value and support the communities in which we operate in.

Teachers upgrade marks

The T-Q-U-P is an extension of the foundation’s CLC TISA Program aimed at helping aspiring teachers attain their Grade 12 certificate, so that they can be eligible for tertiary teacher training.

The foundation says the T-Q-U-P will address a number of issues, including helping these teachers get on the government’s payroll system.

The 20 individuals are the final lot of 299 teachers taken under Digicel Foundation’s CLC TISA program.

They will undergo two years of study under the ‘Teacher Qualification Upgrade Program’ with FODE program.

Where it all started

Barakau village was the first recipient of the Foundation’s classroom structure, 10 years on, it is again the first to receive a double-storey classroom, as part of PNG Digicel Foundation’s 10 year celebrations.

Rigo health services expected to improve

This is an initiative of the Digicel Foundation in partnership with the office of the Member for Rigo and the District Development Authority.

The partnership for the purchase of the mobile health centre was signed on Monday, November 12th.

Many sectors in both districts and provinces lack resources and facilities and in the health sector, mobile health services or fully kitted ambulances is one of the vital resources that is lacking; and this is no exception for Rigo District in Central Province.

Digicel Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary

Today marks the Foundation’s 10th anniversary since its launch in 2008 and to commemorate the event, the Live, Love, Learn campaign was launched by Digicel Foundation CEO, Beatrice Mahuru, in Port Moresby.

In a gathering this morning, Mahuru said Digicel Foundation remains a vested partner in the social development of our communities and the foundation is doing this by creating awareness for how its investment has impacted its beneficiaries. 

Digicel Foundation opens classroom in Seme- Dagoda

The opening and launching of the duplex classroom and two ablutions buildings will house the 67 students from prep to grade 2.

Established by the European Union, Seme- Dagoda elementary school was built and took in its first lot of students in 1988. Since then it has not seen any form of infrastructure or development within the elementary school.

In a small milestone gathering on Thursday, the schools board chairman, Taha Maiva said the assistance by Digicel Foundation is a relief to their struggles of infrastructures for the elementary school students.