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Pepsi stands against violence

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Master of ceremonies Hugh Douse (right) speaks with Pepsi's student ambassador Stephen Reid (left) about Flavour Splash's role in the record attempt, while Cornelia Nathan, brand manager Flavour Splash, looks on. Contributed photos
Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, campus registrar, is scanned by marketing and recruitment officer at the University of the West Indies, Sandre Malcolm, at the UWI Bowl last Thursday.

On Thursday, October 2, thousands of students at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, gathered for a Guinness World Record attempt for the 'longest chain of people clasping hands'.

The record was held to raise awareness for the United Nations International Day for Non-Violence, held on the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi's birthday, one of the best-known advocates for non-violence around the world.

PepsiCo Jamaica, a great supporter of Jamaica's youth, provided much-needed refreshment for students in the form of Ocean Spray Flavour Splash, one of the many excellent drinks produced by the company.

Students flocked the Flavour Splash booth to quench their thirst on what was an extremely hot afternoon at the UWI Mona Bowl - a location with very little shade.

Co-organisers of the event, The UWI Township Project, which is all about being a caring neighbour, aims to strengthen the social fabric and economic base of neighbouring low-income communities, through initiatives to foster peace and non-violence, which Pepsi is proud to be a part of.