Digicel Reaches Out to Special Needs Students of The Irving Wilson School

The Bigger, Better Network recognises the value of Barbados’ special needs community,  consequently – Digicel joins with the Variety Club to lend some vital support to the students of the Irving Wilson School.

Digicel Marketing Executive, Shakida Grant (left), with senior teacher Wendy Blackman (back row centre) and Donnah Russell (right), Executive Director of the Variety Club, as they present school supplies to some of the students of the Irving Wilson School.

Representatives from Digicel and the Variety Club presented pupils from the school, which specializes in the care of youth with visual and/or hearing impairments, with games bags, stationery filled pencil cases and exercise books, among other school supplies, in addition to taking the time to interact with them.

Digicel Marketing Executive, Shakida Grant, said the company’s contribution forms part of its overall involvement with the special needs community in Barbados and expressed the continued desire of “The Bigger, Better Network” to contribute to the learning and development of the student of the St. Michael based institution.

“We are happy to partner with the Variety Club to make this donation to the students at the Irving Wilson School. We see this as one of our many contributions towards assisting with them in furthering their development and we certainly remain committed to supporting initiatives such as this which we wholeheartedly believe are beneficial to children with special needs,” Grant said.

Donnah Russell, Executive Director of the Variety Club, welcomed the donation and noted that with support such as this the organization is better able to carry on the work of Barbadian philanthropist, the late Dame Olga Lopes Seale, now spearheaded through the ‘Variety Aunty Olga Memorial School Aid Programme’.

“This programme seeks to ensure that children who are less fortunate are still able to attend school and capitalize on the opportunities free education brings. We are grateful to companies like Digicel who continue to support our efforts to outfit the children with these items”, Russell said.

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