BTC “MISSION WEEK” VOLUNTEER INITIATIVE KICKS OFF: Company to donate 150 tablets and over 150 hours of community service

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Nassau, The Bahamas, November 15, 2021: BTC, The Bahamas’ leading communications and entertainment provider, today kicks off its second annual Liberty Latin America Mission Week 2021 (#LLAMissionWeek2021) volunteer initiative, contributing their time and energy to positively impact the communities they serve.
 
Michael Coakley, VP, Head of Communications, Liberty Latin America, parent of BTC, said, ”Giving back to the communities where we live, and work has always been integral to our business. Through our companywide Mission Week initiative, we, encourage our nearly 12,000 employees across Latin America and the Caribbean to volunteer and make a positive impact in the areas of learning, environment, access, and disaster relief. Collectively, we aim to enable progress and build more resilient communities in the region through education, connectivity, and access to the digital world.” 

This year’s event will take place from November 15-19, 2021, with BTC employees volunteering with The Bahamas National Trust to teach children the importance of caring for their environment. Schools in Inagua, Long Island, Exuma and New Providence, will participate in a
virtual tour of Grand Bahama’s national park that protects over 100 acres of Caribbean pine forests. Our teams will also deliver care packages to residents at the Persis Rodgers and Unity House senior citizens homes. In New Providence, we will start a vegetable garden for the children at The Bilney Lane Children’s Home, encouraging them to develop healthy nutrition habits. In Exuma, Grand Bahama and Abaco, we will assist with various beach and community cleanups in association with local civic and community groups. There will also be an inter-island tree planting relay, where employees will plant a tree and virtually pass on the shovel with participating islands. The tree planting relay will end in Abaco with the planting of mangroves.
  
Through the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF), a nonprofit organization that serves as C&W Communications’ corporate social responsibility arm, 150 tablets will be donated to The Ministry of Education to enable students access to the digital world in furthering their education. C&W Communications, set up the Foundation to support charitable and community causes in the markets that they serve.  

Later in the month, BTC will also partner with The Red Cross in Grand Bahama for its annual Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to 100 senior citizens and residents affected by COVID-19.
  
BTC CEO, Andre Foster commented, “Our employees are passionate, engaged, and committed to making meaningful and lasting contributions to the community. Each year, we look forward togiving back. I’m proud that our team in every single island, will engage in activities to give back to our communities in a special way. We are also proud to invest in our youth through the donation of tablets to the Ministry of Education as well as to partner with the Bahamas National Trust, to teach our children about the importance of caring for the environment.”
  
During last year’s Mission Week, employee volunteering activities took place in 28 countries with over 1,000 employees providing 3,100 volunteer hours across 40 in-person or virtual events.