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NCB volunteers Read Across Jamaica for a day

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Chief Executive Officer- NCB Foundation and Assistant General Managerfor Group Marketing, Communications and Strategy, Nadeen Matthews, is gives a listening ear to the children at Pembroke Hall High School<\n>on Read Across Jamaica Day.
National Commercial Bank's Aneka Bynes Thompson (seated centre), is joined by students from John Mills Primary School after an exciting day of reading on Read Across Jamaica Day.

Tuesday, May 5 was celebrated as Read Across Jamaica Day and staff volunteers from the National Commercial Bank (NCB) went out to read to and interact with the students from various schools. More than 15 of the adopted schools in NCB Foundation's Adopt a School programme were visited by staff members with more than 100 volunteers.

The Adopt a School programme started in October 2014 and has so far adopted 31 primary schools across Jamaica, with all NCB and Advantage General Insurance Company branches, units and divisions being responsible for the school in their area. Read Across Jamaica Day is just one of a number of ways in which the foundation assists the schools.