CAT ISLAND, Bahamas -- A group of less fortunate children in Cat Island now have access to the latest in high-speed internet technology thanks to the generosity of BTC and the company's employee volunteer program called ivolunteer. Just recently a team of BTC executives and employees visited the home in Old Bight to witness the company's charitable initiative at work.
The Cat Island visit is the first in a series of volunteer programs by BTC employees. The ivolunteer initiative seeks to establish and develop a sense of pride in the community while engendering teamwork among colleagues. This initial donation amounted to more than $15,000 with a total ongoing pledge of $100,000 from the company.
"The Cat Island Children's Home was the perfect place to begin this initiative," said BTC's CEO Geoff Houston. "Our goal is to reach those remote communities in the Family Islands. We also recognized that this home is operating virtually unknown to many Bahamians."
With the flip of a switch BTC brought the facility racing into the 21st century with a donation of four computers, an all-in-one printer/scanner/fax, a Vibe phone and 8mb hi-speed internet service for the 15 children who call this property home.
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