The Angola Cablesmultinational connectivity solutions provider, has donated 75 baskets of basic food items to the Association of Residents of the Dunas/De Lourdes Neighbourhood (AMBD), also known as the Luxou Community, and the Instituto Povo do Mar (IPOM), a non-profit organisation that helps children and adolescents in situations of social vulnerability in the neighbourhoods of Serviluz and Praia do Futuro. Both entities are located in Fortaleza (CE).
In all, 600 kg of food were donated to support the entities in their purpose of positively impacting the lives of children and families in these communities. "Actions like this, over time, impact communities and transform an entire ecosystem," said Angelo Gama, CEO of Angola Cables.
The initiative is part of Angola Cables vision to support the communities in which it is present, contributing to the well-being of socially disadvantaged people, especially at this difficult time amid the Covid-19 pandemic. "We are adding our efforts to the fight against hunger, in support of another IPOM action, which will impact not only children and young people, but in parallel their families," says Gama.
Henrique Daniel Carvalho, director of security at AMBD and responsible for the collection initiative, says that each basket of basic food items donated was important in alleviating the difficulties of the benefited families. "Every contribution towards improving the eating conditions of the Praia do Futuro community is valid. We would certainly like to see Angola Cables together with AMDB to help more families in the future," she said.
Fabrini Andrade, coordinator of Instituto Povo do Mar and project manager, agrees and adds that the donation of the food baskets was an action that engaged Angola Cables employees in solidarity, creating an important donation culture. "At the moment in which we live, with a large number of unemployed and all the other issues aggravated by the pandemic, many families don't even have food. Being able to share with those who have less and give access to food for those who are hungry is an extremely important, necessary and valuable donation that fills us with gratitude," he says.
About Angola Cables
The Angola Cables is a multinational IT Solutions company focused on selling data center infrastructure solutions, connectivity sales, Cloud services for IP providers and ISPs to the corporate sector with digital service and connection needs. It currently operates the SACS, Monet and WACS cable systems, manages two data centres and two submarine cable stations, AngoNAP Fortaleza, AngoNAP Luanda, CLS Sangano and CLS Monet, and manages Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point that is among the five largest in Africa. Through its network, the company directly connects Africa, Europe and the Americas, and has established partnerships to connect to Asia.