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GraceKennedy Money Services gives scholarships to children

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2014 | 10:36 PM
Contributed Photo Caroline Mahfood, executive director, GraceKennedy Foundation, presents Denver McPherson of Kingston College with his grant at the recently staged Area 4 Police Civic Committee Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The GraceKennedy Foundation provided the Area Four Civic Committee with a grant of $300,000.00 for its Education Trust Fund, which provides tuition scholarships for high school students. Its mission is to raise funds from the private sector to provide scholarships for high-risk children within the Area 4 Region.
Contributed Photo Migrant worker scholarship recipients smile happily following the presentation ceremony at GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS). Wih them are Vinette Rowe (second right), marketing manager, Western Union and Prynce-David Royal (fourth right), marketing officer.

Some 100 children of migrant workers will this year receive scholarships, to the tune of J$1.35M, courtesy of GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), through its Western Union brand.

In a presentation ceremony recently held at the company's New Kingston office, the company presented scholarships to some of the recipients who are children of Jamaicans enrolled in the Migrant Worker Programme in the United States. Children of migrant workers in Canada will receive their scholarships later this year.

Alessandro Wright, civil engineering major at the University of Technology, was happy to be selected. "It means a lot because it will help out with my school expenses," he said.

And, Mabel Williams, whose grandson, Joaquin, got a scholarship, said. "I thank God for GraceKennedy Money Services and Western Union. We never expected this and it is the first that I am getting the help in this way so I am grateful for it," she said.