GraceKennedy Money Services gives scholarships to children
Some 100 children of migrant workers will this year receive scholarships, to the tune of J$1.35M, courtesy of GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), through its Western Union brand.
In a presentation ceremony recently held at the company's New Kingston office, the company presented scholarships to some of the recipients who are children of Jamaicans enrolled in the Migrant Worker Programme in the United States. Children of migrant workers in Canada will receive their scholarships later this year.
Alessandro Wright, civil engineering major at the University of Technology, was happy to be selected. "It means a lot because it will help out with my school expenses," he said.
And, Mabel Williams, whose grandson, Joaquin, got a scholarship, said. "I thank God for GraceKennedy Money Services and Western Union. We never expected this and it is the first that I am getting the help in this way so I am grateful for it," she said.