Belgium, May 5, 2020

As people, businesses and communities navigate the global pandemic, we are witnessing a paradigm shift in the way we live and work. From remote working, to online classrooms and conferences, to staying in touch with loved ones, virtual environments are helping people stay connected as they continue to practice physical distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

CGI has recently made a donation of computers to local communities in Belgium. The contribution is part of our company’s strategy to contribute to the communities in which we live and work. Laptops were offered to residents of nursing homes in Awans and Herent. The donations help residents communicate with their loved ones during the coronavirus outbreak and quarantine. "It is really a beautiful initiative to connect families, and reduce social isolation and loneliness among older adults”, explains Thibaud Smolders, mayor of Awans.

More laptops were donated to a school in Forest, Brussels. The school made these available to students who do not have access to computers at home, enabling them to follow online courses.