Since 2009 more than 500 of our TSTT’s staff, managers and executives, have provided back-to-school books, uniforms and other material to over 1,000 children at Children’s Homes and shelters. Our employees’ personal contributions to date have exceeded $1.5M
This unique initiative is one of the pillars of the bmobile Foundation which reaches out to the Homes each year, inviting them to submit book lists for children in their care. More than 20 institutions have been included in this project and some employees request to sponsor the same child they’ve sponsored in the past, therefore, genuinely committing to these children’s futures.
Notwithstanding economic challenges, this year staff supported 140 primary school and secondary school children from 13 Homes.
Even though the Programme is centred on creating an academic avenue for these youngsters, it also plays an integral role in developing better work relations among the hosts’ employees.
Some of the other beneficiary Homes of this year’s Book Buddies Programme were Cyril Ross Nursery, St. Dominics Children’s Home, Credo Development Centre, Rainbow Rescue, Bridge of Hope, Joshua Boys (Eternal Light Community), Raffa House, Swaha Vishok Bhavan, Islamic Home for Children, Marian House, Ferndean’s Children’s home, Margaret Kistow Children’s Home, Sylphil Home of Love, Tobago.
Hat’s off to all employees who participated in this Book Buddies initiative and we look forward to your continued support.