Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation reaches out to the Inner Islands
The Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation, which was set up for the sole purpose of establishing and building partnerships with local charitable and community organisations focusing on groups with special needs, has reached out a 'helping hand' to the disabled of Praslin and La Digue. On Thursday 31st March, a donation of SR10, 000 was made to the La Digue Disabled during a cocktail hosted by Cable & Wireless Seychelles. Mrs. Peggy Payet, chairperson of the Disabled Committee, received the cheque from the Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless Seychelles, Mr. Usman Saadat. Thanking the Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation for the generous donation, Mrs. Payet said that the money came at the right moment since a Day Care Centre is to be constructed for the disabled in the near future and that the funds would be used to equip the Centre with some basic facilities to further assist the community. On Friday 1st April, an additional SR10, 000 was donated to the Disabled of Praslin, once again during a cocktail hosted by Cable & Wireless Seychelles. Mrs. Carmelle Gappy, chairperson of the Disabled of Praslin, was on hand to receive the cheque on its behalf. Mrs. Gappy was grateful for the donation and said that the money would be utilised to provide training facilities for all members of the Disabled of Praslin, including the purchase of athletic equipment and training kits. The Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless, Mr. Usman Saadat, said: "Our Foundation is now bringing the benefits of its work to the islands of Praslin and La Digue. The fact that the Disabled communities on both islands did not seek out Cable & Wireless for donation, reinforces the objectives of the Foundation - pro-active involvement by the company to find appropriate causes to assist." Under the slogan, "A helping hand for a stronger community", the Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation is focused on actively contributing in the strengthening of communities in which the company lives and work. Successfully launched in March 2005 at the School of the Exceptional Child, a number of items were donated to the school in the presence of Government and other dignitaries including the Minister of Education & Youth, Mr. Danny Faure.