The Diageo Learning for Life programme has touched many lives and transformed thousands into employable, skilled individuals who have contributed significantly to various industries over the years. A cohort of one of these programmes hosted a benefit dinner dubbed 'Great Minds, Great Times' at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel recently, as a part of its coursework completion.
The group that executed the event included participants: Shanique Samuels, Kamali Ho-Shing, Odette Bennett, Jean Lue McFarlane, Sheena Wint, Suedeca Harvey, Okiem Dallas, and Demetrio Burton.
valuable work experience
One participant, Kamali HoShing, spoke about the event. "As part of our coursework, we were given the task to conceptualise and execute an event to gain valuable work experience and realise profit to aid the development of the outreach. We worked assiduously to organise this event, and sincerely hope you will enjoy the food and entertainment we have for you," HoShing said.
The programme, 'Events planning and execution', is a 35-hour comprehensive workshop designed to equip 100 unemployed and unskilled young adults with the basic skills, attitude and techniques of planning, organising and executing successful events. Participants were also exposed to a blend of theoretical, cognitive, and practical exercises designed to develop their technical and attitudinal competencies in the field of planning and management.
Funded through Diageo, parent company of Red Stripe, the Learning for Life programme continues to make a contribution to nation building in Jamaica.