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Digicel gives TCI youngsters a 2-day regional education & cultural experience

- Team TCI Jumpstart players attend Elmore Stoutt High School
Some of the Digicel/NBA Jumpstart Camp participants with Principal of Elmore Stoutt High School Ms Sandy M. Underhill. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Digicel once again displays its commitment to developing education and fostering regional cooperation on all levels, as seven youngsters from the TCI will get the chance to attend high school in Tortola, [British] Virgin Islands.

Omar Garland, Brendan Handfield, Jahmich Hutchinson, Bradley Louis, Nickello Pierre, Shernaria Morris and Wilkins Sylvins will all be participating in a two-day education and cultural exchange opportunity, arranged by Digicel TCI and Digicel BVI. Parents of the seven youngsters are excited about the opportunity that Digicel is giving to their children.

“We originally arrived in the BVI to participate in the NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp, which took place over the weekend. However, due to flight scheduling, the team has to leave the BVI later than it originally planned, which means the players will miss classes at home. With this in mind, and focusing on our continued commitment to education, we wanted to give the players an experience that would contribute to their learning and development, and something that would stay with them for a lifetime,” said Damian Wilson, Marketing Communication Executive, Digicel TCI.

Kareem-Nelson Hull, Head of Marketing, Digicel BVI explained that: “Seeing the situation, Damian and I came together to discuss what we could do to help the youngsters grow, not only as basketball players but also as future Caribbean leaders. And what better way than an experience which gives them a better understanding of their Caribbean neighbour and fellow OT.”

“The youngsters will attend high school today for one full day at Elmore Stoutt High School; and tomorrow they will be taken on an excursion to Virgin Gorda, where they will get an opportunity to see the rich African, Indian and Spanish heritage that the island has to offer. We hope this is just the start of many more educational and cultural exchanges between the TCI and BVI.”

Parents and Digicel fans can follow the youngsters’ BVI experience via social media by going to any Digicel TCI or Digicel BVI social media page. Team TCI will be returning to the Turks & Caicos on Thursday, October 13,, 2016.

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