Digicel Foundation continues to support Jamaicans in the fight against COVID-19. Its latest initiative is a $42 million humanitarian project, Operation SAFE (Sanitising, Advocating, Feeding, and Enabling).
“This is a major step forward in the foundation’s determination to support the growing number of vulnerable persons in our society who have been displaced by the ongoing crisis, and could do with some much-needed help during this time,” said Charmaine Daniels, Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Foundation.
Other community and philanthropic initiatives by Digicel Foundation include:
- The distribution of hand sanitizers and disinfectants to 13 Jamaican infirmaries
- Donation of $500,000 towards the wards of the Child Protection and Family Service Agency.
- Phone credit and data plans to partners, farmers, and students islandwide.
- A deep-cleaning exercise at Coronation Market in downtown Kingston with the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation
- Support local farmers to establish delivery networks to reach consumers who are unable to go to the market due to the current restrictions.
- $20 million in food and household items to feed those in need. The packages are distributed by the foundation and volunteers from Digicel Jamaica to community groups across the island.
- Donation of 1,000 tablets to the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information. These tablets will help provide access to online education tools to children with special needs. Each tablet is SIM-enabled and will all have one month of free data.