Indibet has announced that they would be donating $10,000 to the Ministry of Education in St Lucia, with the fund going towards providing laptops for children in the islands affected by COVID-19 pandemic. The company also added that the donations would be based on the Zouks' performance.
The Hero Caribbean Premier League is particularly notable this year as it is the first cricket tournament to take place following the break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. INDIBET, sponsors of CPL team St Lucia Zouks, will be donating $10,000 to the Ministry of Education in St Lucia. This donation from INDIBET will go towards providing laptops for children in St Lucia affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over two matches, INDIBET will make the following donations based on the Zouks’ performance:
a. $100 for every boundary scored by the Zouks
b. $150 for every Six hit by the Zouks
c. $200 for every wicket taken by the Zouks
At the end of the two matches, INDIBET will top up their donation to $10,000 (if there is a shortfall). The St Lucia Zouks team will also be wearing INDIBET branded kits in blue (as opposed to their usual yellow coloured kit) to mark this event.
“CPL is one of the most popular cricket leagues and provides the perfect platform to address education issues and drive social change. We believe that education is for all and no child should be deprived of education because of any issue. We aim to be the vehicle that will support development in the education system and more opportunities for children to study,” said INDIBET’s spokesperson.
“We consider ourselves fortunate to have gotten an opportunity to give back to society. It's been an honour to be a part of an initiative where we will donate $10,000 to the Ministry of Education in St Lucia. The donation from INDIBET will be responsible for providing laptops to the children in St Lucia who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to provide quality education to marginalised children, preventing their education from getting ruptured by the outbreak," said Daren Sammy, captain of the St Lucia Zouks.
We have always strived for helping underprivileged kids via our foundation and this initiative seems to be aligned with the similar motive of helping young ones. We hope these baby steps will make a difference in someone's life and enable them to complete their education with the pandemic interfering with it," he added.
With the aim to enact positive social change, this donation marks INDIBET’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.