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NCB Foundation invests in SOS competition

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Stephanie Spencer (left), sign language interpreter, top awardee Celine Lobban (centre) and Nichole Brackett Walters (right), group marketing and communications manager at National Commercial Bank (NCB), look on as Dr Rickert Allen, senior general manager, Group HR and Facilities Division for NCB, greets governor general Sir Patrick Allen, at the closing ceremony for the Summer of Service competition, held at King’s House recently. Lobban was one of two participants in this year’s competition who received a scholarship, courtesy of the NCB Foundation.

Now in its fifth year, the Summer of Service (SOS) competition is conceptualised and executed by the 'I Believe' Initiative, an arm of the governor general's Programme for Excellence. The programme seeks to inspire youth matriculating in or completing their undergraduate degree to participate in voluntarism, while being rewarded for their service with academic assistance. The competition also aims to instil social responsibility and a call to nation building through participatory experience. This year, the NCB Foundation invested more than $1.5 million through its scholarship and grants programme to the SOS competition, payable over the next three to four years with GPA, ambassadorship, and other stipulations.