BTC wrapped up its annual community focused ‘Mission Week’ of activities on November 20 th , servicing fourteen organizations
including schools nationwide.
Mission week engages employees throughout the LLA group of companies to volunteer for a community service or learning experience reinforcing the company’s culture. This year, Mission Week took a digital focus, highlighting the company’s four CSR pillars, Learning, Environment, Access and Disaster Relief.
BTC kicked off the week under its Learning pillar with a webinar for students from The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s Jump Start Program. The company’s technical team, led by Head of Operations, Andre Foster introduced the students to the different careers that exist in the technical arena at the company. BTC also hosted two reading sessions, a virtual one with students from Tiny Tots Preschool and an in-person reading session at Growing Years Preschool in Grand Bahama. The Environment pillar was celebrated with the planting of the national tree – the Lignum Vitae at Emma Cooper Primary School in Eleuthera, L.N. Coakley in Exuma, Central Abaco Primary School and Growing Years Preschool in Grand Bahama. The Lignum Vitae was also planted in Andros at Central Andros High School, Huntley Christie High School, Bertram A. Newton Primary, and Clara Evans Primary, and at
Mangrove Bush Primary in Long Island.
For its Access pillar, BTC donated Samsung tablets to students in need in New Providence and partnered with The Center for Autism at Garvin Tynes Primary School, St. George’s High School and the Delta Sigma Sorority in Grand Bahama.
BTC participated in a ‘Muck and Gut’ exercise with the Rotary Club in Grand Bahama or its Disaster Relief pillar. The company assisted with much needed repairs for several homes for the elderly. In New Providence, the team volunteered at the Red Cross
packaging groceries for delivery to the Family Islands. BTC also made a financial donation to both the Red Cross and Rotary Club.
BTC CEO Garry Sinclair said, “This was definitely a ‘mission possible’ week with120 hours of community centric activities with participation from our entire team throughout the country. We put out a challenge to our team to find ways that we could impact the country during this week and they executed what I believe was nothing short of a good display of team spirit and togetherness serving so many in need.”
Last year, BTC partnered with the Ministry of Education to launch the BTC Study virtual learning platform. This platform provided virtual classes for students affected by Hurricane Dorian and those sitting external BGCSE and BJC examinations. BTC through its parent company’s Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation donated $100,000 for this pilot project. Additionally, BTC partnered with World Central Kitchen preparing meals for hundreds of persons in need.