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COK celebrates by giving back to students

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Aloun Ndombet Assamba delivers a presentation to staff members at the COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union’s Blast-Off & 50th Anniversary Launch held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday, January 19.

Aloun Ndombet Assamba, chief executive officer of COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union, and her senior managers journeyed to western Jamaica for the launch of the firm's 50th-anniversary celebration, which was held at Fresh Bread Ministries in Montego Bay recently.

In an animated presentation to COK membership in attendance, Assamba spoke of the relevance of COK in a changing society, the company's push to support more individuals to start micro businesses, and the numerous programmes available to its membership.

As part of its celebration, the firm has also selected 50 students whose parents are members of COK Soladity to assist in starting their own savings accounts under the Children Are Real Enthusiastic Savers (CARES) or Savings by High-schoolers Investing Enthusiastically for Lifelong Development (SHIELD) savings programmes.

COK, formerly City of Kingston Co-Operative Credit Union Ltd, started in October 1967 to serve its members in the metropolitan area, but has since expanded to other parts of Jamaica, including St Catherine, Mandeville and Montego Bay, along with several sub-branches, serving more than 280,000 members. The firm also caters to members in North America, Europe, Grand Cayman, and other Caribbean states.