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IGL fuels young brains

Published:Friday | June 14, 2013 | 6:00 AM
Denise Dixon (left), LPG sales and marketing manager at IGL discusses the feeding programme with Dr Christine Stennett, development officer, Early Childhood Commission and Junior Rowe, Riverton Meadows Early Childhood Learning Centre principal, in the school's reading room.
Denise Dixon, LPG sales and marketing manager at IGL (centre) holds the IGL Feeding Programme $250,000 contribution at a presentation to principal Junior Rowe (fourth right) of Riverton Meadows Early Childhood Centre. IGL team members (from left), Audrey Mallett, Janet Witter, Kareen Chin, Dwight Campbell, Ricardo Pandohie, Jerome White, Racquel Brown and Shariana Brown look on. An animated troupe of Riverton Meadows' class monitors join the photo op. Contributed Photos

IGL recently donated $250,000 and a year's supply of liquefied petroleum gas for the feeding programme at the Riverton Meadows and Callaloo Mews Early Childhood Centre. IGL, Jamaica's leading distributor of LPG and the primary manufacturer and distributor of industrial and medical gases, has had an ongoing relationship with the community school since 1999.

Sixteen IGL team members along with Dr Christine Stennett of the Ministry of Education's Early Childhood Commission visited the centre. They served lunch and breakfast to the students and made the official 2013 IGL Feeding Programme presentation to Principal Junior Rowe.


Denise Dixon, sales and marketing manager at IGL who led the contingent said, "IGL is pleased to declare our unwavering support for the invaluable work that the St Patrick's Foundation, Mr Rowe, his teachers and the community support group have invested to help create a crucial foundation for our country's future leaders".

Rowe proudly showed the visiting IGL team their school's new computer lab, which provides after-school care and parent education classes. Rowe expressed pleasure to be able to offer some computer access to the student-parent community, but the six computer terminals are inadequate for the 50-60 students enrolled in daily after-school care.

Dr Stennett in applauding the programme said, "We appreciate IGL's contribution. The nutrition of our children is paramount in the learning process. We are proud of the work of Mr Rowe and his team and thank IGL for making their work easier."