Sunday 26 May, 2019

Best Dressed Chicken celebrates 60 years with Jamaica's students

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid (right), greets students from Holy Trinity High at the launch of the Best Dressed Chicken 60 School Tour. Looking on are Robert Levy (left), Chairman, Jamaica Broilers Group and Group President and CEO, Christopher Levy (centre).

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid (right), greets students from Holy Trinity High at the launch of the Best Dressed Chicken 60 School Tour. Looking on are Robert Levy (left), Chairman, Jamaica Broilers Group and Group President and CEO, Christopher Levy (centre).

Jamaica Broilers Group recently launched its Best Dressed Chicken 60 School Tour at Sabina Park.

The tour is scheduled to stop at 19 locations across the island over four weeks, reaching upwards of 25 schools.

The grand finale of the company’s 60th-anniversary celebrations, the School Tour is a concerted effort towards investing in the development of Jamaica’s young people and is expected to touch the lives of up to 30,000 students across Jamaica, within six Ministry of Education regions.

The launch event catered to over 4,000 students hailing from St George’s College, Holy Trinity High, Kingston College, Kingston High, Alpha Institute, Holy Childhood High and Vauxhall High, where most students were escorted on foot by teachers and chaperones to the Sabina Park venue.

Students were excited to air their voices as they sang along with Kevin Downswell.

Senator Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information brought greetings at the event encouraging students to live lives transformed by Christ.

“Through Christ, we can demonstrate peace, tolerance and love for our brothers... Through education and Jesus, we are going to transform the country,” Reid told students and other guests at the launch.

Comedian Ity Ellis was master of ceremonies for the event and had students, principals and other guests in stitches of laughter between performances.

Carlene Davis led students in praise and worship before Rondell Positive and Kevin Downswell ministered popular songs such as “Cover Me” and “You make me stronger”.

Youth Reaching Youth, an outreach arm of Swallowfield Chapel shared a dramatic presentation that had all eyes glued to the stage and received roaring applause from students, teachers and other guests.

Guests were also treated to the specially produced School Tour theme song “Rise Up” recorded by all three gospel artistes, with a live dance performance by Best Dressed Chicken mascot, 'Mr Chicken' and the Youth Reaching Youth, an outreach arm of Swallowfield Chapel.

Speaker Marcus Williams brought the word, and through the Best Dressed Chicken partnership with ISCF, counsellors were available to meet with students on site. Programmes have also been developed to be facilitated through ISCF groups in the schools to follow up with students who may want to learn more about living a life in Christ.

President and CEO of the Jamaica Broilers Group, Christopher Levy expressed the rationale for the tour as he addressed the crowd, noting that, “Best Dressed Chicken is celebrating 60 years and we are committed to the development of this nation. Tomorrow, you will be leaders of this country and our investment is in you.”

 

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