- Community Outreach
Well-deployed Corporate Social Responsibility on any level can have profound and meaningful impacts on people, homes and communities across Trinidad and Tobago. As an indigenous telecommunications services provider in Trinidad & Tobago, AMPLIA is committed to having positive and meaningful social and or environmental impacts across all communities within which we operate.
When Paul Mongolas became the Councilor for Sangre Grande Northeast six years ago, he was keenly aware that there was a need for many improvements and projects in the area. “The first thing I recognised was that there was a need to sustainably beautify the environment, because when the environment looks good, people feel good, and it also creates a healthier and safer community.”
AMPLIA through its community outreach, supported the Councilor’s inaugural Sports Day several years ago at a newly renovated basketball court and recently deployed play park, and then joined the beautification pilot program with the donation of several benches in nearby areas and one local school.
Sasha Lowhar-Best, Marketing Manager, Amplia Communications, is pleased with the outcomes of their support of the communities in the Sangre Grande Northeast area. “We have partnered with the Councilor and his team on several occasions and adopted this area as one that is near and dear to the AMPLIA family. More than ever, projects that include events to bring the community together alongside infrastructure and beautification are necessary. Together, they work to bring people out of their homes to shared spaces, which helps to build community. It is also key to creating a safer country. When we get to know our neighbours, we can better be our neighbours’ keepers,” she elaborates. The AMPLIA Marketing Manager also notes that clean community spaces bring positive health and wellness benefits by having people exercise more. “A healthy environment means healthier and happier human beings and as a company, we are happy to see the benches being used and enjoyed by old and young alike.”
Mongolas recalls that the students of one particular school. Students of Sangre Grande Seven Day Adventists were overjoyed for the additional benches in the schoolyard. “The children loved the benches. The first day they got them, we were there and there were at least a dozen children on the benches; they were so excited about the donation.” Benches were also deployed near the community and sports grounds. Mongolas noted that ‘senior citizens were out on some evenings making use of some and youngsters at the other location, just in time for some friendly basketball and football tournaments.’
“The relationship with AMPLIA has been a valuable one, growing from their support of our sports tournaments six years ago to this project now and I am very grateful for their commitment to the residents in our community,” Mongolas added.