Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Sagicor Bank CEO urges youth to give back to their communities

Recipients of the 2018 Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Scholarship Awards.

Recipients of the 2018 Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Scholarship Awards.

Chorvelle Johnson, CEO, Sagicor Bank, shared powerful words to the scholars at the 2018 Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Scholarship Awards.

The luncheon, which honoured the tertiary scholars, saw six recipients receiving scholarships from COJO valued between US$3,500 and $5,000 each. The non-profit organisation Copywas started by Gary Williams and each year scholarships are awarded to top tertiary students who are former wards of the state. 

In her speech, Johnson reiterated the importance of education as a tool of empowerment.

“For each of us here today, education has equipped us with the tools necessary to change not only our lives but that of our loved ones and those closest to us. What we know and how we shared it can change our communities for the better. It is not something we do just for ourselves, but when applied properly, we can develop our nation,” she said.

The CEO of Sagicor Bank also urged the students to pay it forward by always giving back to their communities. She touched on the various educational initiatives of Sagicor Foundation like the Sagicor Scholarship Awards where scholars are required to complete over 20 voluntary hours through the organisation’s programmes.

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