Digicel donates $250,000 to Children’s Ark

The Chil­dren’s Ark re­ceived a con­tri­bu­tion of $ 250,000 from the Dig­i­cel Foun­da­tion for its on­go­ing work at the Princess Eliz­a­beth Home for hand­i­capped and chal­lenged chil­dren.

A state­ment said the Chil­dren’s Ark took up the project ear­ly in the year since there was a need to move the sur­gi­cal ward and op­er­at­ing the­atre be­cause of the dam­age caused by flood­ing over the years at the home.

 

The project which con­sists of re­lo­cat­ing and re­con­struct­ing a 4,000 plus square foot area to ac­com­mo­date the nec­es­sary in­fra­struc­ture, costs $2 mil­lion.

The cheque han­dover from Dig­i­cel to the Chil­dren’s Ark took place last Thurs­day at the site on Ari­api­ta Av­enue where works are cur­rent­ly in progress.

The Chil­dren’s Ark is a reg­is­tered, non-prof­it, char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion that seeks to im­prove the lives and liv­ing con­di­tions of the na­tion’s mar­gin­alised chil­dren, whether un­der­priv­i­leged, abused, aban­doned, ad­dict­ed or oth­er­wise chal­lenged.

Some of the re­cent projects of The Chil­dren’s Ark in­clude a six month “Aware­ness & Pre­ven­tion” Child Traf­fick­ing cam­paign in part­ner­ship with the Counter-Traf­fick­ing Unit and the Vic­tims & Wit­ness Sup­port Unit (TTPS); the trans­for­ma­tion of 14 old colo­nial death row cells at the Port-of-Spain men’s prison (de­mol­ished by the in­mates) to ac­com­mo­date a li­brary, com­plete­ly fur­nished for a read­ing pro­gramme with fa­thers read­ing to their and chil­dren read­ing to their fa­thers—this was done in part­ner­ship with the T&T Prison Ser­vice and writer Deb­bie Ja­cobs.

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