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, President

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.

2020 Charity Fundraiser

25 staff - on 3 continents - with 1 goal!

It wasn’t quite planes, trains and automobiles – but it was bikes, hikes, swims and runs! The last week of September 2020 culminated with the annual Enea Openwave charity fundraiser – and it’s been a year like no other!

Individuals had the choice of taking part in indoor or outdoor activities of their choice to help PIPS: Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm, a charity based in Northern Ireland. With 25 people, and a “Mix & Match” of events stretching across three continents, Enea Openwavers from all over the world have been fundraising in their own countries for PIPS – and so far have raised almost UK £12,000 (over US $15,000)!

Summarising this year’s record event John Giere, President, said “The team’s can-do / will-do attitude never fails to astonish me. Year after year we demonstrate our company and community values by living them out in ways that matter and this year’s efforts have been especially poignant. Well done everyone! And a HUGE thank you to all who supported this year’s fundraiser!”

Charity Team 2020

E Learning Project 2019

Now supporting 10 schools in rural India

Enea Openwave’s India team have contributed Rs. 80000 to set up eLearning kits in three more schools, bringing the total number we support to ten.

Most ZP schools lack teachers and infrastructure making it difficult for students to learn. With an eLearning kit, students can teach themselves, with assistance from their teachers.

An “eLearning kit” has a projector, screen and a USB stick containing a lightweight OS and a licensed version of the audio-video software course contents of the std. 1 to 4 Maharashtra State Board curriculum for all subjects. With the ability to be used over successive years, the kits can prove a long-lasting resource, bringing the power of education to hundreds of students.

Thank you, team, for your generous contributions!

2019 Charity Bike Ride - Belfast

A blistering 70 mile trek but the President of Enea Openwave 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 President of Enea Openwave, 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.