Sunday 29 November, 2020

Digicel Foundation honours President Carmona

The Digicel Foundation recently recognised President Anthony Carmona for his support and advocacy for societal inclusion for people with the special needs.

In a statement, the Foundation said Carmona's contribution to raising awareness on the causes associated with persons with special needs was acknowledged when executives from the Digicel Foundation visited his office to present him with a photo taken of him at the last Special Olympics National Games.

During the visit, Carmona related to the guests that he practically grew up at Lady Hochoy Home in Cocorite - which caters for those with intellectual and physical disabilities - as his aunt, the late Sister Antoinette Dickie was the Head Caregiver at the Home.

He said it was there that he developed an appreciation for the work related to persons with special needs and a love for those with special needs.

On making her presentation to the President, Penny Gomez, CEO of the Digicel Foundation, said, “We specifically selected this photo because it captures your genuine emotions as it relates to persons with disabilities and it is one that we cherish.

Carmona, in turn, commended the Digicel Foundation for their tireless work with persons with special needs and for, “being the voice of persons with disabilities”.

"The Digicel Foundation and the SOTT has had along-standingg relationship collaborating on numerous projects and programmes, which advocates for the inclusion of persons with special needs and ensures that every opportunity that presents itself in areas of growth and development, that members of this community are part of it," the Foundation said. 

Some of the Foundation's programmes include: Preparing You!  - A Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Evacuation Programme, Therapy Based Education, Puberty Sex and Sexuality, Just Like You, Play Unified, Sports Development Programme and Sofit. 

 

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