CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Barbados Lottery™ is a trade name and brand for the popular and entertaining lottery games operated by IGT Global Services Limited (Barbados Branch) on behalf of its Beneficiaries - the Barbados Cricket Association; the Barbados Olympic Association; the Barbados Turf Club and the National Sports Council.
IGT strives to enrich and strengthen the communities in which they operate through a variety of programmes, sponsorships and donations. In Barbados, the company works with non-governmental organizations that advance education and development of children and young people and support activities that develop and promote cultural and heritage programmes that are of local and national importance.
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.
In 2014, The Barbados Lottery™ and IGT through the After School Advantage Programme, have equipped and opened one After School Advantage Centre computer lab, installing specialized equipment at The Learning Centre in Orange Hill, St Michael, Barbados. Underscoring its long-term commitment to After School Advantage partners, IGT reequipped and upgraded the computer lab at the Learning Center in 2017.
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 that are represented by the Lottery Beneficiaries.
In 2020 alone, US$7.1 million was earned from the lottery games by the Beneficiaries and directed towards the support of local good causes.