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Rotary Club gears up with bmobile for Charity Golf Tournament

Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 27, 2018

 

The Rotary Club of POS West is once again teaming up with bmobile to host its Annual Charity Golf Tournament which is now in its 27th year. The excitement is building among golfers who set to tee off on Sunday April 29th 2018 at the St. Andrews Golf Club at Moka, Maraval.

The anticipation is palpable around this signature event which is being held to raise funds for charity. Approximately eighty (80) golfers playing in groups of two will be participating in this initiative.

Chairman of the Rotary Club of POS West, Nigel Aqui says “the objective for hosting this tournament is to raise funds to assist in community programmes which have been well received over the years.” He explains for the second year; the Club has teamed up bmobile- which is its main sponsor- along with other corporate sponsors.   

This year’s beneficiary of funds raised will be the Immortelle Centre located in Port of Spain. This Centre is a private special education school which accommodates children from the pre-school age as well as adults; and has been in existence for over forty (40) years.  This school is the only one of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago which accepts persons with multiple disabilities in the moderate to severe range. Presently, there are fifty-five (55) students registered at the centre benefitting from trained educators who administer specialized programmes.

CEO of the Immortelle Centre, Ms. Jacqui Leotaud says while the schools gets assistance from government, the support of corporate sponsors has also helped in facilitating the upkeep of the Centre and this is most appreciated. Ms. Leotaud says “we never turn away any child who cannot afford to pay the fees, as we want to give our children with disabilities a fair chance at an education.”

She says “funding from corporate sponsors comes at a time when the centre is in the process of undertaking important infrastructure upgrades and maintenance to improve the service provided to students.

Vice President Mobile Services – TSTT, Mr. Chevon Wilson said bmobile was grateful for the opportunity to continue its collaboration with the Rotary Club support the work the Immortelle Centre. “Corporate social responsibility is an inseparable part of our business and youth-focused initiatives are especially important to us. The bmobile foundation has been championing youth development causes in sport, health, education and culture for over 15 years.”

Wilson explained that as the national communications solutions provider, becoming an agile broadband company has focused TSTT’s energies on building the country in such ways that are most appropriate to the needs of all of our stakeholders. “From the largest conglomerate to the smallest NGO, our aim is simply to enable them to become the best that they can be.”