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East Kingston students to benefit from JPPC scholarship

Published:Tuesday | September 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM

TEN STUDENTS from East Kingston communities will benefit from J$2.5 million in scholarships, as part of the Jamaica Private Power Company's (JPPC) Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholastic Programme, for the next five years.

The announcement was made recently at a GSAT scholarship breakfast held in the students' honour.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ingrid Christian-Baker, general manager, JPPC, noted that the scholarships signaled the Rockfort-based power plant's commitment to empower the dreams of persons in communities where it operates.

"At the Jamaica Private Power Company, we are big on community. We are big on lives. We are big on dreams. And today is about empowering dreams. For the nearly 20 years that we have been part of Jamaica's power supply network, we have been playing a very involved role in the communities that surround our plant," Christian-Baker noted.

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"We do this not just because we are in the business of power generation, but we are also in the business of empowerment. Today, we step up to empower the dreams and lives of 10 families. Lives we hope will be changed for the better, forever," she continued.

Pointing out the importance of such corporate goodwill, mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke noted, "The type of corporate social responsibility that the JPPC engages in is something we have to promote and laud. Education is a fundamental right and one of the areas that I believe can truly make an inter-generational difference."