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HI-Pro Helps 200 Students

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The Reverend Dwight Peccoo (left), caretaker for East St Catherine, and Kristian Naylor (second left), member of the Hi-Pro sales and marketing team, get ready to hand out school supplies donated by Hi-Pro to hundreds of children at the Central Village Community Centre, St Catherine.

More than 200 students from the White Marl and Central Village communities in St Catherine will have school supplies for the start of the new school year donated by Hi-Pro, a division of the Jamaica Broilers Group.

Last Friday, children ranging in age from four to 16 gathered with their parents at the Central Village Community Centre for a handover ceremony, organised by The Reverend Dwight Peccoo, who does it every year for children of the community.

Hi-Pro's participation in this initiative is part of its ongoing commitment to

education and complements its annual bursary programme to primary, secondary and GSAT students who live in White Marl, based on positive academic performance.

"Hi-Pro is based in White Marl and our business is supported by residents from the surrounding communities of East St Catherine. So we feel it is our duty to give back to the education of our youth," said Tricia Jackson, operations manager at Hi-Pro.