SEACOM gives back on 5th anniversary
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – SEACOM, the telecommunications enabler, said it would empower disadvantaged communities in areas it operates in during celebrations to mark the fifth anniversary of its commercial launch.
Byron Clatterbuck, Chief Commercial Officer of SEACOM, said doing something valuable with some of the communities the firm assisted through its corporate social investment programme had become tradition for its annual Foundation Day.
“Once again, this celebration is a perfect platform for a range of community development activities in appreciation of the communities in the countries where we operate,” he said.
“What makes the initiatives we have planned for each country so exciting is that they allow each SEACOM employee to directly engage in social upliftment.
“This is a sustainable approach that is empowering for everyone involved – it’s about genuine partnership with the community and not just donating money.” Clatterbuck added.
The firm will embark on social upliftment projects in Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania.
In South Africa, celebrations will coincide with commemorations of the National Mandela Day on Friday.
SEACOM launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the eastern and southern coastlines in 2009, bringing with it a vast supply of high quality and affordable Internet bandwidth.
– CAJ News
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