Log In

Reset Password

Digicel wins award for building schools in Haiti

Digicel Group has won the Social Contribution Award at the 2022 World Communication Awards in London.

The award celebrates the service provider demonstrating the greatest positive impact on the market it seeks to address.

Digicel’s award submission showcased the extensive work that the Digicel Haiti Foundation has done in the field of education throughout the nation, building 188 schools, resulting in more than 100,000 Haitian children accessing education in a Digicel-built school each day.

Started in 2007 under the patronage of Digicel founder and chairman Denis O’Brien, the foundation in Haiti strives to ensure that communities have a better future by supporting community-based activities, with a particular emphasis on those improving access to and quality of early childhood and primary school education.

Oliver Coughlan, Digicel Group CEO, said: “The work we do in Haiti is very near and dear to all our hearts. It’s a country populated by people full of potential, but plagued by numerous challenges.

“Winning this award is testament to the phenomenal work done by the Digicel Haiti Foundation team to empower the children of Haiti to reach their full potential by educating the nation so no one gets left behind.”

Award ceremony: from left, Rick Chandler, chairman of the Communications Management Association; Gabrielle Miller, group communications executive at Digicel Group; and host Nina Hossain (Photograph supplied)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published November 16, 2022 at 8:01 am (Updated November 16, 2022 at 8:01 am)

Digicel wins award for building schools in Haiti

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon