Many of us are unaware of other citizens’ struggle to see. However, this is a problem that the TEH team knows all too well. TEH hosts a number of charitable initiatives – you may have seen coverage of their programme, The Gift of Sight
, which offers surgeries to those who cannot afford medical intervention. While generous doctors and hospitals donate time or facilities for these surgeries, Franka explained that TEH’s work is made possible by sponsorship. “Maritime has really shown that they are very invested in making a difference with sight,” Franka said, “They are an active member of our sponsorship community in reducing avoidable blindness.”
Indeed, the Maritime Financial Group is deeply committed to being a good corporate citizen
. Involvement with a charity does not mean writing one cheque and then patting yourself on the back. It means committing to making real sustainable change in Trinidad and Tobago. If the COVID-19 pandemic has proven anything, it is how deeply we are all connected as citizens. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever before to look out for one another.