ROSEAU, Dominica--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Dominica continues to respond to the active 2018 hurricane season including the passage of recent Tropical Storm Kirk, Flow today announced an injection of EC$1.2M from the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, Inc. towards hurricane recovery programs on the island.
Specifically, the Foundation will support three major projects on the island and has donated EC$540,000 to the Government of Dominica to help fund the rebuilding of the island’s lone public library, which was completely destroyed by last year’s hurricane. An equal amount was contributed to the organization All Hands & Hearts – Smart Response to help rebuild and refurbish the Paix Bouche Primary & Pre-School and the Morne Prosper Primary School. An additional EC$120,000 was donated to Flow’s adopted school, Roseau Primary.
All Hands & Hearts – Smart Response is an agency that supports the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. To date, volunteers from the organization have completed work on the Paix Bouche Primary & Pre-School, enabling the principal, teachers and students to return in time for the start of the new school year. Work is currently ongoing on the Morne Prosper Primary School.
Ellie Griffies Weld, Partnership Manager, All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response, said the organization is incredibly grateful for the generous donation from the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to the work of All Hands & Hearts in Dominica. “Its contribution has not only helped us rebuild the Paix Bouche Primary School, but is also supporting us in our second project of rebuilding Morne Prosper Primary and Pre-School. Both of these schools have been designed and constructed using Build Back Better techniques, to ensure that they are resistant against future disasters, and will provide a safe and resilient learning environment for students, as well as serving as hurricane shelters for the wider community."
At the Roseau Primary school, funding will be used to facilitate the advancement of the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) program at the school through the furnishing of the school’s Computer Lab. This will include the full complement of computers, installation of a projector & screen, television flat screens, and a multi-functional printer.
Jeffrey Baptiste, Flow’s General Manager says, “Flow and our regional foundation, The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, are pleased to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the Caribbean, and in particular markets affected by the 2017 Hurricanes, including Dominica.” According to Baptiste, the Company has been focusing on both humanitarian efforts as well as restoring services to help create a state of normalcy following one of the worst hurricanes to impact Dominica.
It’s been one year since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and Flow has restored its mobile network including the launch of 4G LTE. Restoration work is ongoing as the company is now rolling out its Fibre to the Home Network and is preparing to launch IPTV in early October.
About Cable and Wireless 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 Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation.
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.
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).
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