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GGJ improves the Drewsland community on Labour Day

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Contributed Photo Glendon Gordon, vice president for Individual Life Sales at Guardian Life, spends time ensuring that his area is properly painted during the Labour Day activities at the Jamaica Constabulary Force Traffic Headquarters.
Contributed Photo Donovan Craigie (left), sales advisor at Guardian Life Montego Bay branch, shares time painting with his children Diamond and Danae at their Labour Day activities at the Ironshore Fire Station.
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Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Limited (GGJ), a part of the Guardian Group, in conjunction with the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) and The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), participated in Labour Day activities at the Drewsland Community Centre, on Monday.

The workers made improvements and upgrades to the community centre located on Penwood Avenue in the community. Work included painting, renovating classrooms and meeting rooms, fixing the roof, kitchen upgrades and increasing lighting in numerous parts of the centre.

?It is an honour for us to be able to help out communities that are in need and we believe that youth should have the opportunity to work in a comfortable environment,? said Rohan Harrison, vice-president, finance at GGJ. ?As a company, we are here without staff and the JDF, community and the CSJP to work together for the betterment of the community.? Marcia Flynn of the CSJP said they asked Guardian General to assist with the renovations in Drewsland, and they were happy they responded quickly and willingly.

?We feel that, in conjunction with GGJ and the JDF, and other partners, we have done something right in terms of developing the community and the people of that community will be able to benefit from what was done,? she said. The community centre in Drewsland is the site for community meetings, Sunday schools, parenting workshops, youth seminars and church assemblies.

The Montego Bay arm of GGJ was busy with their own project as they partnered with Billy Craig Insurance Brokers Limited to work at the National Centre for Youth Development on Humber Avenue. The teams painted the building and did gardening in the area.