CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Caribbean Lottery™ is a trade name and brand for the popular and entertaining lottery games owned and operated by affiliates of IGT Global Services Limited pursuant to lottery contracts in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands.
IGT’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is to have a significant and positive impact on the global communities where the Company operates. The strategy is executed through a wide range of community involvement and employee engagement initiatives, supporting programs that enrich and strengthen those communities.
The After School Advantage programme is IGT’s signature philanthropic programme providing computer labs to non-governmental organisations for children ages 5 to 18 to use for homework assignments during the critical after-school hours. The programme strives to close the “Digital Divide” for at-risk children who are left behind because they do not have the means to access computers at home in today’s increasingly digital society. IGT offers the After School Advantage programme in countries where they do business.
Since the launch of the After School Advantage programme on April 14, 1999, IGT has installed approximately 300 computer labs globally as at December 2019. The After School Advantage programme has been implemented throughout the United States, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts, Antigua, Nevis, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Since 2012, the Caribbean Lottery and IGT through the After School Advantage Programme, have equipped one After School Advantage Centre in each of these locations: Queen Louise Home in St. Croix, the St. Christopher Children’s Home in St. Kitts, the Good Shepherd Home in Antigua, Island Academy in Antigua, the St. Maarten Youth Council Community Center in St. Maarten and the Maude Crosse Preparatory School in Nevis. Underscoring its long-term commitment to After School Advantage partners, IGT reequipped and upgraded the computer lab at the Queen Louise Home in St. Croix in December 2019.
Where the Money Goes
Where does the money from ticket sales go, you ask? A portion of every dollar spent goes directly to fund the local programs and organizations chosen by the local governments of each jurisdiction.
In 2020 alone, US$1.85 million was earned from the lottery games by the Beneficiaries and directed towards the support of local good causes.