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OUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

“I am excited and delighted to see my colleagues working hard to support people in their local area. Community and company values are a vital part of who we are”

John Giere, CEO

Openwave is proud to play a part in our local communities and as such we take seriously our responsibility to give something back.

Here are some examples of recent projects our staff have been responsible for.

E Learning Project 2019

Now supporting 10 schools in rural India

Openwave’s India team have contributed Rs. 80000 to set up eLearning kits in three more schools.

Members of staff went to the ZP school at Amralewadi to hand over the kits and whilst there enjoyed meeting staff and students.

The Openwave team now supports 10 schools, bringing the power of education to hundreds of students every year!

An “eLearning kit” has a projector, screen and a USB stick containing a lightweight OS and a licensed version of audio-video software course contents of the std. 1 to 4 Maharashtra State Board curriculum for all subjects. Most ZPPS schools lack teachers and infrastructure and therefore students do not learn. With an eLearning kit, students can teach themselves with help from their teachers. We have received very favourable feedback about these kits from the schools we have supported over the last few years. The best part is, the kits can be used over successive years for new students, making this a long-lasting gift.

Thank you, team, for your generous contributions!

2019 Charity Bike Ride - Belfast

A blistering 70 mile trek but our CEO made it!

A big thanks to all supporters and riders and to Julie and the office team for their organization and for the food!  We raised just over £5000 for our chosen charity, the Mitre Trust.

Fifteen staff members set off from our Belfast office on a cool, cloudy August morning, completing the 114km/71 mile bike ride around Strangford Lough in a blistering 6 hours. The riders included CEO John Giere, taking part in the Belfast bike ride for the first time.

The Mitre Trust is based at Musgrave Park Hospital in Northern Ireland. The hospital specialises in orthopaedics and cardiology and has recently played a huge part in the recovery of 19 year old Patrick Greeves. Patrick, who is Clive Weir’s cousin, injured his neck playing rugby and feared he would never walk again, but now following great care and assistance from staff at Musgrave Park he has stunned his family by walking out of the hospital.

Everyone at Openwave wishes Patrick well.