Coinciding with International Week of the Deaf, being recognised this year from September 19 – 23, and just in time for the re-launch of their overall programme for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023, representatives of The Deaf Heart Project recently met with the team at Sagicor to further discuss the latter’s support of the NGO.
Earlier this month, the financial services entity embarked on a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Helping Hands, a programme that will see the company working to uplift three non-governmental organisations (NGOs), following the submission of more than two hundred applications from various charities located in Sagicor’s operating territories across the Southern Caribbean.
After a careful selection process, The Deaf Heart Project in Barbados; Servol Life Centres, Trinidad and Tobago; and Lake Health and Wellbeing in St. Kitts and Nevis were chosen to receive support from the insurer until year-end.
Each NGO will receive US$10,000 in support from Sagicor, along with in-kind assistance where suitable, as the company seeks to lend a much needed helping hand to each of the NGO’s current major initiatives. In the case of Deaf Heart, the funds will be utilized to purchase equipment to enhance the daily living experience of the Deaf community here in Barbados. (PR)