C&W Employees on a Mission Across the Caribbean and Latin America
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2018--Employees across all Cable & Wireless markets in the Caribbean and Latin America celebrated the company’s annual “Mission Day” recently by leading several community partnership programs and internal activities across the region.
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C&W/Flow Trinidad team members do their part on Mission Day (Photo: Business Wire)
‘Mission Day’ is a company led activity where team members come together to support a variety of community projects. This year, the focus was two-fold: work with the C&W Charitable Foundation to raise funds to support employees and communities impacted by the recent devastating floods in Trinidad and Tobago; and to create special moments in communities across the region where they live and work.
Dom Boon, VP of People and Communications for C&W Communications, said, “This was a true demonstration of how passionate our employees are about supporting the communities that they live and work in. This annual event embodies the way that we live and breathe the new Liberty Latin America philosophy – we know that kindness is not an option – it just is.” On Mission Day employees from Trinidad to Panama and Costa Rica to Seychelles all came together and worked as one team with a common purpose. They executed 19 volunteer projects and 13 internal fundraisers and they raised over US$18,000 to be donated to Trinidad and Tobago Flood relief initiative.
The teams worked with local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to support their community initiatives. They also helped to refurbish local schools and undertook several community and beach clean-up projects including painting and planting flowers; some employees provided career counselling and gave motivational talks at juvenile correctional facilities while other employees distributed care packages with the assistance of community nurses to shut-ins, amputees and persons living with disabilities.
Many schools, including two for children with disabilities, celebrated an early Christmas receiving a visit from Santa Claus who handed out gifts to all. Other children enjoyed a movie under the stars with plenty of popcorn and fun.
Regional employees came out in full force on Mission Day to help support hundreds of families in Trinidad who lost everything to the Floods. In addition to raising funds to support the recently announced US$100,000 relief and recovery initiative by the C&W Charitable Foundation, employees also raised funds to refurbish the Bridge of Hope orphanage that was damaged during the floods.
Another significant regional project this year included community activities in Dominica where families are still rebuilding from damaging hurricanes just over a year ago. The local team is partnering with the All Hands and Hearts Charity to help with the rebuilding of the Morne Prosper Primary School that was destroyed during the 2017 hurricane season.
According to Boon, “Each year, C&W recognizes ‘Mission Day’ as a special day of giving, volunteerism and simply doing good in direct response to the needs of the communities we serve, connecting with the people and transforming their lives in real and tangible ways, creating magical moments of care.”
About Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation
The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation was set up by C&W Communications as a response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the devastating hurricanes in 2017. The Foundation focuses on both critical rehabilitation projects and longer-term sustainability programs. The Foundation is funded by C&W Communications, part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies, its employees, as well as a variety of partners and other donors. To find out more about the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, visit .
About C&W Communications
C&W, part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies, is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. In Dominica, C&W operates the brands Flow and C&W Business. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.
Learn more at www.cwc.com.
About Liberty Latin America
Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC and Cabletica. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region include digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.
Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LILA” (Class A) and “LILAK” (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol “LILAB” (Class B).
For more information, please visit www.lla.com.
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