Digicel Foundation

Digicel Foundation donates PPE

The PPE packages were presented to the Port Moresby General Hospital CEO, at the Digicel Head office, Gordons on Wednesday 31st March.

An enthusiastic CEO of Port Moresby General Hospital, Dr. Paki Molumi was at the Digicel head office to receive the generous donation from the CEO for Digicel PNG Colin Stone and the Senior Vice President Lorna McPherson.

According to Lorna McPherson, the PPE are worth K10,000 including masks and hand sanitizers.  CEO of PNG Colin Stone thanked the health workers across the country for their work towards Covid-19 pandemic.

BeLit Campaign launched

 The campaign is called “BeLit” focused on raising awareness on the importance of literacy in the country.

Better education is the key to societal and global productivity. PNG’s biggest telecommunication company, Digicel PNG and Digicel Foundation has declared to help improve the literacy rate in the country.

In doing so, the  Digicel’s business arm, Digicel Foundation and the Library-For-All have partnered together to run a 2 weeks campaign.

New classroom for Amba primary

Operating under the Evangelical Lutheran Church, it is the latest recipient of Digicel Foundation’s double classroom project.

The school, which currently has 1,234 students from grades Three to Eight, and 43 teaching staff, was placed under significant strain when it lost one of its double classrooms in a blaze in 2018.

Amba’s head teacher, Michael Musalu, welcomed the assistance, saying they can now move some of their students out of the makeshift classroom and into the new one, which is worth K280,000.

Partnership to bring 7 new classrooms for North Bougainville

Member for North Bougainville Wiiliam Nakin, presented K1.7 million for this commitment.

Under Digicel Foundation's mission to deliver vital infrastructure to connect Papua New Guineans and their communities, the Foundation is happy to partner with the government in rolling this program.

The partnership with North Bougainville is valued at a K2.2 million. Digicel Foundation is contributing half a million kina to construct 2 extra double classrooms.

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.