Thursday 5 December, 2019

CIBC contribute to library, scholarships to benefit Grants Pen youth

Nigel Holness (left), Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank presents Duane Cargill, First Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew, with a sponsorship cheque towards the Club’s annual golf tournament.

Nigel Holness (left), Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank presents Duane Cargill, First Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew, with a sponsorship cheque towards the Club’s annual golf tournament.

Students in Grants Pen and surrounding areas are the beneficiaries of scholarships and bursaries, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of the Kiwanis Club of North St Andrew and the Matthew John Lee Foundation in collaboration with the Stella Marris Foundation with sponsorship from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.

Duane Cargill, First Vice President of the club who accepted a sponsorship cheque from the bank for the club’s annual golf tournament, said that another beneficiary of funds raised this year will be the St. Paul’s Basic School in Olympic Way where a reading room and library are being established.

 Pointing to his Club’s “focus on early literacy”, Cargill said that the fund-raising efforts help to “provide support for the schools with breakfast for the students, books, stationery and other items.  We also read to them and have donated over 800 books for early childhood education.”

Noting the value of “a good foundation in education to developing well-rounded, functional individuals”, CIBC FirstCaribbean Managing Director, Nigel Holness said “education is one of the main pillars of our bank’s corporate social responsibility programme.  We are committed to doing what we can to mould our country’s young minds.”

 

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