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Sagicor Volunteers remain committed

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Vilma Barrett-Gunter (left) and Snova Ferguson (right) participating in a Labour Day Project at the Fyffes Pen Early Childhood Institution in Black River, one of the 2016 Sagicor adopted schools.

The Sagicor Foundation, in its bid to showcase its mandate of sharing, caring and inspiring within communities across Jamaica, this year launched its Employee Volunteer Programme, where members of the financial organisation take time out to participate in the company's various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Team members of the Sagicor Group, guided by its vision of being a company committed to improving the lives of people in the communities which they operate, see volunteering as a major aspect of living this vision.

According to Ingrid Card, vice-president of marketing at Sagicor Group, "The Sagicor employees see how priceless the gift of volunteerism is in our communities and how it positively affects the thousands of lives we touch. They have committed to a culture of giving of their endless talents and energy," she said.

The Adopt-A-School programme continues to be the flagship initiative whereas each Sagicor branch, (Life, Bank and Investments) chooses a school in their area to adopt and mentor for the year. A number of projects are planned throughout the year in the schools that allow the Sagicor family to become closer with not only the adopted schools, but also the surrounding communities which they serve.

According to Christopher Lawe, branch manager - Sagicor Life Holborn, "It feels great to be a part of a volunteer programme such as this because knowing that our efforts are all combined together to make the lives of such a large number of people substantially better makes working at Sagicor even more fulfilling."

Members of the Sagicor Foundation Employee Volunteer Programme will next focus their efforts on back-to-school initiatives in their adopted schools across the island.