Columbus Rings the Bell for Corporate Barbados to Assist with Back to School!

Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Limited, operators of FLOW and Columbus Business Solutions (CBS), has made a significant contribution to four students who receive assistance from the Child Care Board. To get them back to school fully equipped, Columbus in association with Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd. and BICO Limited, have provided full school kits inclusive of full uniforms, shoes, bags, books and other school supplies.

Shelly Ann Hee Chung, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Communications – Barbados and Eastern Caribbean said, “Many students are in need of assistance, especially in this period of Back to School and we at Columbus thought that it was important as a company to aid in whatever way we can to ensure students have a bright path to the future.”

She went on to add “I believe that Corporate Barbados needs to play a more active role in the schools and in students’ lives. This is the workforce of tomorrow that is being groomed now and we must do what we can to boost their chances for success.”

As part of the Back to School promotion, Columbus is also encouraging its staff and customers to get involved and help our children go back to school. Therefore, for the period of two weeks, which began on September 4th, 2014, Columbus started collecting used reading and school books (in good condition only) and non-perishable food items to assist the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Breakfast and Reading programmes. Collection boxes have been made available at all Columbus branches including the FLOW Kiosk, which is located at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, so that customers and the public can make their contributions.

Joan Crawford, Director of the Child Care Board (Left) receiving stationary for the students from Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Limited, Corporate Communications Manager, Tracy Moore

Joan Crawford, Director of the Child Care Board (Left) receiving stationary for the students from
Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Limited, Corporate Communications Manager, Tracy
Moore

As part of the Back to School promotion, Columbus is also encouraging its staff and customers to get involved and help our children go back to school. Therefore, for the period of two weeks, which began on September 4th, 2014, Columbus started collecting used reading and school books (in good condition only) and non-perishable food items to assist the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Breakfast and Reading programmes. Collection boxes have been made available at all Columbus branches including the FLOW Kiosk, which is located at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, so that customers and the public can make their contributions.

The YWCA of Barbados Breakfast Club serves 600 breakfasts daily to children but those numbers are rising. This initiative started to aid the children of Barbados who, for whatever reason, attend school without a well-balanced breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it re-fuels the body with energy and nutrients that is essential to kick-starting the day. If breakfast is skipped, students feel lethargic and leads to difficulty concentrating and behaviour difficulties in the school environment. Eating breakfast can also reduce the risk of becoming overweight, as breakfast is often replaced by mid-morning snacks that tend to be high in fat, sugar and salt.

In addition, Columbus is making sure its customers “Start the Term Blazing with FLOW & Win” with its Back to School promotion where customers have the chance to win weekly prizes of vouchers for school supplies and lots more, including the Grand prize of one (1) year FREE FLOW service of 300 mbps internet, video basic and In the Know packages plus one (1) iPAD and $500 in Chefette vouchers.

We are not only interested in turning a profit, the well-being of the community and economy of Barbados is a major priority for Columbus and we will continue to make valuable investments, when the youth of Barbados succeeds, so do we” said Mrs. Hee Chung.

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