As part of its corporate social responsibility, Emtel contributed to the renovation of a children’s garden at Trois Boutiques along with the collaboration of the district councils of Grand Port.
The inauguration ceremony of the garden took place on Saturday in the presence of Emtel chief executive officer (CEO) Shyam Roy and the MP of the area Purmanand Jhugroo.
The project cost about Rs 500,000 and has been funded by Emtel. Speaking at the event, Roy said the company has funded the project to allow children of the locality to have a place where they can have fun.
Roy also reiterated Emtel’s commitment to provide a quality communication service to the population, adding that Emtel was the first company to introduce mobile phones in Mauritius.
Jhugroo pointed out that the company introduced SMS service and is the first in Africa to launch the 3G network.
The CEO also highlighted that Emtel is committed to providing Internet services at low cost to enable everyone to enjoy it.
Another point raised was their policy to provide a fruit a day to students. He indicated that a total of 8,000 children are taking advantage of ‘the gift’.
Roy appealed to the children of Trois Boutiques to participate in the next drawing contest which the company organises annually and which is reserved for children between 7 and 15 years.