Digicel staff gifts Madang school with new classroom

Billy Bannah of Madang is the lucky winner of Digicel PNG Foundation’s Live Learn Love (L3) Competition 3rd major prize, a brand new double-classroom worth K280,000 for a school of his choice.

Although Bannah grew up in Port Moresby, he decided to gift his father’s community by giving his L3 classroom project to Behir Primary School in Madang District.

“My father attended Behir Primary School and then moved to Port Moresby thereafter in search of job opportunities so that he could give our family a better chance, and so, me rewarding Behir Primary School with a new classroom is my way of saying thank you to the school for educating my father,” he said.

Bannah has been employed with Digicel for 6 years now, starting as a Customer Care Agent and now working with the Outsource section of Customer Care with the PNG Air Call Centre.

Digicel Foundation COO, Adi Anaseini Vesikula, congratulated Billy on his win and reminded him that his hard work is never in vain as Digicel invests a portion of its profits back into the communities through the work of Digicel PNG Foundation.

“Digicel Foundation provides an opportunity to its workers to lend a hand in the development of PNG because Digicel Group Chairman & Digicel Foundation Patron, Dennis O’Brien, believes that where Digicel as an organisation grows, so too must its communities,” said Vesikula.

The L3 competition is an internal competition with 3 main objectives:

1. Developing awareness by shedding light on the work of the Foundation to all staff and external partners;

2. Igniting passion in people by sharing the stories of beneficiaries whose lives have been indelibly changed through the Foundation’s community investment and;

3. Triggering engagement by awakening the volunteer spirit in staff to become change agents and ambassadors for creating a world where no one gets left behind.

The L3 competition has been running for the past 17 weeks with weekly winners of K100 flex, and the 4 major prizes: tickets to the Men of Honour Gala Dinner, a Samsung S8 Smart Phone, an education project and a trip to the Caribbean to visit one of the three sister foundations.

Established in October 2008, Digicel PNG Foundation has directly invested K85.98 million (US$27.03) in rural remote and socially marginalised communities across all 22 provinces, has left a footprint in all 89 districts and 65 percent of all LLGs in PNG.

 This has directly impacted over 785,000 people.

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