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JN Fund Managers treat Allman Town Primary students

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Shayanna Brown (left), grade-six student, gets served by Danielle Shaw (centre), of the Marketing Department, JN Fund Managers, with Latoya Nesbitt, acting principal, Allman Town Primary, paying close attention.
Samantha Matthews (centre), senior pensions officer, getting the right answers from her charges.
Gayon Knight (centre), compliance manager, talks with students.
Ramon Small Ferguson (right), chief investment strategist and head of research, JN Fund Managers, responds to a question.
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Students at Allman Town Primary School in Kingston, who have been the beneficiaries of JN Fund Managers' (JNFM) corporate social responsibility since the beginning of 2017, received a special Christmas treat from the staff members of the investment company recently.

Latoya Nesbitt, acting principal of the school, welcomed the gifts of resources and time from the money management firm during the Christmas celebrations. "I am pleased that JN Fund Managers has brought cheer to our students. The message they brought about the meaning of Christmas was also appreciated by students and teachers," Nesbitt said.

More than 20 staff members from JNFM visited the east Kingston educational institution, splitting up into teams to talk with students and serve refreshments to the youngsters.

"It was a satisfying encounter for us, and I know that the students appreciated our efforts," said Danielle Shaw of the Marketing Department, JNFM, which organised the activities.

Allman Town Primary, with its population of 667 students, has significantly improved its academic performance in recent years and is working to close the gender-performance gap of its students by introducing new teaching methods.

 

ULTIMATE AIM

 

"Our ultimate aim is to serve others in our community," Shaw pointed out, explaining that JNFM adopted Allman Town Primary early in 2017 and helped to upgrade its bathrooms and water fountain prior to the beginning of the new school year.

"We also invited students to participate with us in this year's International Coastal Cleanup Day activities, which was a first both for the school and for us," she said.

Kayla Palmer, a grade-two student, was among many students who acknowledged that "the ice cream was lovely but most of all, I enjoyed talking with the employees from JNFM," and Kamani Dunn, also from grade two, voiced his agreement, adding that, "it was a good day."

The celebrations at Allman Town Primary were held on the last day of school for the Christmas term. Several parents were also present.