Monday 14 October, 2019

East Kingston children treated to toys, school supplies by JPPC

JPPC Human Resources Manager, Denise Samuels along with students at the Adastra 
Garden Basic School show off their Happy Faces during the JPPC
Happy Faces Initiative to culminate Child Month.

JPPC Human Resources Manager, Denise Samuels along with students at the Adastra Garden Basic School show off their Happy Faces during the JPPC Happy Faces Initiative to culminate Child Month.

To culminate Child's Month 2019, the Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) brought smiles to the faces of the children at Adastra Basic, Eastern Kindergarten & Prep, Bowerbank Basic and Full Life Basic School with toys and school supplies for the fourth staging of the JPPC Happy Faces Initiative.

The staff-initiated activity was birthed out of a desire to give back to the schools in the community surrounding the power plant.

The team decided that one way to recognise children for Child’s Month would be to buy toys and supplies for as many of them as possible. As such, the staff implemented a donation drive and carried our collections throughout May, annually, with a planned distribution on the last day of the month.

"We believe if we operate within a community, one sure way to show the citizens that we are not just here as takers is to give back to the community", Denise Samuels, JPPC Human Resources Manager noted.

The JPPC is passionate about community development and continues to give generously and consistently.

Other initiatives include a school feeding programme since 2013 and the G-SAT (now PEP) Scholarship Awards programme that recognizes ten students from about five schools within the community and awards them with scholarships for the duration of their high school studies. The company has been implementing this programme since 2014.

 

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