• Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Foundation
  • Development Budget1 Million - 5 Million
  • HeadquartersJamaica
  • Founded2004

Digicel Jamaica Foundation

Digicel Foundation is a non-profit organization that distributes and utilizes funds on a charitable basis for the sole purpose of building communities and community spirit in Jamaica. At the Digicel Foundation they aim to invest in sustainable development programmes for the sole purpose of building stronger more resilient communities in the countries where they operate.  In September 2004, before Digicel Jamaica could make its official announcement that it would be starting its own Foundation, Hurricane Ivan wreaked havoc across Jamaica. The devastation that followed in its wake and our US$2.5 million contribution to national reconstruction reaffirmed they commitment to partner in community-building island-wide. And so began the Digicel Foundation. Ten years later, the Foundation has evolved but has succeeded in remaining true to its vision of positively impacting development and growth in the areas of education, special needs and entrepreneurship.  These programmes focus on the areas critical to the needs of the nation. This includes the achievement of Jamaica’s Millennium Development Goal of increased literacy; the use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools and equipment for primary schools and increased training for teachers; enhancing the capacity for special needs children across the island in a variety of ways, including training for teachers and the pursuit of sustainable projects and partnerships. Projects Since inception, the Foundation’s work has directly impacted over 570,000 Jamaicans through over 575 development projects with a total investment of US$22.5 million. The Foundation, through its three core programmes focus on the areas critical to the needs of the nation. This includes the achievement of Jamaica’s Millennium Development Goals of increased literacy; the use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools and equipment for primary schools and increased training of teachers; enhancing the capacity for special needs children across the island in a variety of ways, including training for teachers, increased opportunities for communities to become self-reliant through entrepreneurship and the pursuit of sustainable projects and partnerships.
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Careers

Staff at Digicel Jamaica Foundation have experience in

Sectors

  • international development
  • development
  • market research
  • civil society
  • banking & finance budgeting

Countries

  • jamaica
  • united states
  • japan

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development

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Company Offices

  • Jamaica (headquarters)
  • Kingston
  • 14 Ocean Blvd