The young students of Welches Primary were recently provided with a first-hand glimpse of how Flow delivers telecommunication services in Barbados.
As part of celebrations for its annual Mission Week, the company invited students to its corporate offices in Warrens where they had the opportunity to meet with employees and learn about connectivity and associated information communication technologies.
The students were also treated to a guided tour of the company’s state-of-the-art data centre and headend – a physical centralised facility where external communication signals and data are gathered, processed, and packaged for distribution.
“This visit was not only educational but also an opportunity for the students to gain valuable insights from seasoned professionals and learn about the many career paths in the telecommunications industry. We hope we will be able to inspire them by showcasing the technology and teamwork that go into delivering the very same connections that they themselves use and enjoy every day,” said Alan Harris, Manager, Communications at Flow.
Mission Week is an annual initiative where employees of Liberty Latin America, the parent company of C&W Communications, operators of Flow, Flow Business and C&W Business, contribute their time, energy, and knowledge to positively impact the communities they serve in support of ‘Learning, Environment, Access and Disaster Relief’.
“Mission Week provides us with the opportunity to refocus and redouble our efforts to the benefit of our wider community, and for the students of Welches Primary in particular, we are happy to have this relationship and we look forward to seeing them blossom as we continue to engage with them in the future,” added Harris.
Kevin Clarke, Enterprise Sales Engineer, C&W Business facilitated the tour of the data centre, while Camara Price, Supervisor, Technical Assistance Centre, demonstrated how Flow delivers internet and television services across Barbados.
The company also presented Welches Primary with two Gateway laptop computers for use in their IT lab.
Previous initiatives for Mission Week have included employees volunteering at the Thelma Vaughan Memorial Home and the Salvation Army; beach clean-ups and planting trees at Walkers Quarry; collecting supplies and donations for territories affected by hurricanes; providing free technology classes to the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP); and a donation of 200 tablets to the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training for students who were facing challenges accessing their virtual classes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Giving back to the communities where we live, and work has always been integral to our business. Through our company-wide 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,” said Michael Coakley, VP, Head of Communications, Liberty Latin America.
“Collectively, we aim to enable progress and build more resilient communities in the region through education, connectivity, and access to the digital world.”
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.