Carreras awards 30 scholarships to tertiary institutions
Thirty tertiary-level students from a pool of more than 300 applicants were the beneficiaries of scholarships and bursaries valued at more than J$3.7 million at the Carreras Limited's 47th Annual Scholarship Awards held recently at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.
The company's strong focus on education was underscored by the introduction of a new category of awards. In addition to seven bursaries, seven teacher's college scholarships, seven community scholarships, four visual and performing arts scholarships, for the first time, the company introduced national scholarships. These were awarded to five recipients in varying fields such as computer science, journalism, and accounting. This represents a total value of $300,000 per year for the duration of the awardees' studies.
Marcus Steele, managing director and keynote speaker, reminded the awardees that Carreras remains committed to helping to create a Jamaica that is the "place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business", as stated in Jamaica's national Vision 2030 document.
Brand-new school for Planters Hall Infant
Thanks to the continued support of Food For The Poor's United States-based donors, the Levitetz Family Foundation, students of Planters Hall Infant School in St Catherine were the proud recipients of a new school building which boasts three classrooms, kitchen, bathroom facilities, office, sickbay and veranda. The students will also now enjoy cheerful, child-friendly furniture, colourful play equipment, and computers to engage in technology. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the handover in September were (from left), Susan Moore, director of recipient services at Food For The Poor Jamaica; Morrett Weir, principal of Planters Hall Infant; Jeff Levitetz, president of the Levitetz Family Foundation, along with his son Zach, friends Brian Roberts and Brad Nardick, and students from the school.- Contributed
J. Wray & Nephew Limited offers 47 education scholarships
Clement 'Jimmy' Lawrence (left), managing director, J. Wray & Nephew Limited; Greta Bogues, senior director, corporate affairs and external communications; and Dwight Balli, director, production, with the community scholarship winners. The J. Wray & Nephew Limited scholarship programme is one way the company supports the communities surrounding its business, by helping promising youth to access the best education available. A new element of the company's education support programme is the introduction of mentorship for all scholarship grantees. The students will now be matched with J. Wray & Nephew Limited employees who will share their knowledge and experiences.