Telecoms provider Flow has once again committed to yet another community building initiative.
This time it is in the form of providing wireless internet to support online learning in the community surrounding the newly refurbished hard court in Sion Hill Village.
After becoming aware of a lack in internet access within the community, former minister Luke Browne contacted Flow about the educational shortfall students were facing due to classes moving online recently.
The Sion Hill hard court was singled out as a central location with adequate space and shelter to host future e-learning sessions while still being able to physical distance responsibly.
“I think by this act the company has shown that it is interested in things beyond the bottom-line. It (Flow) is concerned about the wellbeing of the communities served by it,” Browne said.
“This provision of wireless internet here is going to help children who may need to access internet for the purpose of doing their schoolwork, especially at this time of restrictions associated with COVID-19.
“I can see already that the place has come alive as a result of wireless internet being in place. Flow, in this instance has demonstrated it is really an excellent corporate citizen and we will it on to higher and look forward to working with the company in the future on similar initiatives.”
Meanwhile, Wayne Hull, country manager of Flow St Vincent, said the company was committed to connecting communities and transforming lives.
“We were delighted to come to the assistance of the community of Sion Hill to provide high speed internet access to their hard court. Access to the internet is vital during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and especially for the children who are now using the virtual classrooms for school,” Hull said.
“I would like to thank Mr. Luke Browne and his foundation for spearheading this initiative on behalf of the Sion Hill Community.”
The wireless internet service at the hard court is now available at no extra cost to former minister Browne or the Sion Hill community.