Sagicor team members ‘fix up’ 8 community health centres on Labour Day
Some 500 Sagicor strong volunteers were out in full force yesterday, Labour Day, volunteering their time and energy towards the beautification and enhancement of the eight community health centres selected for improvements on the national day of “labouring”.
The projects were undertaken by Sagicor Foundation Jamaica. With health and education being the primary areas of focus for the Foundation, this year’s Labour Day theme, “Ramp it Up, Fix it Up – Our Schools, Our Health Centres, Our Responsibility”, was perfectly aligned with the Foundation’s mandate.
“Volunteerism and giving back are part of the Sagicor culture and in true Sagicor spirit, the team showed up in their numbers to lend support to our Labour Day projects, staying true to our vision of improving the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate”, said Simone Walker, Executive Director of Sagicor Foundation and Vice President, Group Marketing, Sagicor Group Jamaica.
The national holiday, which marks the culmination of Workers’ Week, is intentioned to ignite and inspire the spirit of community development, encourage solidarity of Jamaicans working, building and sharing together in an effort to enhance the dignity of labour by improving the environment.
Walker shared, “It was a very successful and fulfilling day for the team and we truly embraced the theme for this year; Labour Day is an activity we look forward to every year at Sagicor and the team members get really excited and pumped about getting out in the communities and giving back.”
Team members visited the Black River Health Centre, St. Elizabeth; Comprehensive Clinic, Kingston; Christian Pen Health Centre, Portmore, St. Catherine; Deeside Health Centre, Trelawny; Duhaney Park Health Centre, Kingston; Mandeville Comprehensive Clinic, Manchester; St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre, St. Ann; Whitehouse Health Centre, Westmoreland.
General refurbishing were undertaken at each facility, to include painting, landscaping, and infrastructural repairs, which enhanced the overall ambience of the health centres.