Digicel Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary

Directly impacting 10 percent of Papua New Guinea’s 7.8 million population, Digicel Foundation prides itself as the leading foundation in the country, investing over USD27 million (K85.9m) worth of initiatives back into the local and rural communities.

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. 

This is to improve their quality of lives and by expanding access to education through technology, all the while fostering a spirit of self-reliance within communities.  

Mahuru challenged and encouraged the staff of Digicel PNG to participate in the work that the Foundation does and to get them acquainted to knowing what the work of the Foundation is all about.

“I am really grateful to everyone, especially the staff who have made this possible over the years to bring the Foundation to where it is today.”

Digicel Foundation board chairman, Douveri Henao, shared similar sentiments and acknowledged the joint effort of the staff as a driving force of its continuous funding from Digicel’s founder and patron, Denis O’Brien.

(From left: Digicel Chief Executive Officer – Pacific, Oliver Coughlan, Digicel Foundation CEO, Beatrice Mahuru and board chairman Douveri Henao)

Annette Kora