Video: Moon Palace disburses $3.1 million in scholarships
St Ann-based hotel, Moon Palace Jamaica, through its Palace Foundation has disbursed $3.1 million in scholarships to 29 students as part of its commitment to investing in education and youth development.
North East St. Ann Member of Parliament and Labour Minister, along with distinguished guests, families of award recipients, and Moon Palace Resort Executives, gathered at the Gondola Restaurant at Moon Palace Jamaica, Ocho Rios, to honor the Palace Foundation at its third annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
Minister Robinson told the ceremony that it's heartwarming to know that Moon Palace, “as a part of corporate Jamaica continues to, in a quiet way, make its contribution to the development of its people.”
“As a nation we thank Moon Palace! The changing global environment demands that we continue to educate our people if we are to remain relevant, and Moon Palace is making a significant contribution to these efforts,” Robinson said.
Managing Director of Moon Palace Jamaica, Clifton Reader, also addressed the event.
He commented: “Moon Palace is a fairly new company in Jamaica, but not new to Mexico where corporate social responsibility has always been an integral part of the brand.”
Reader said one of hotel resort's core values is the responsibility of developing and training of people in the communities in which it operates.
He went on to congratulate the recipients and urge them to think about how they will use this scholarships to develop themselves, and in turn, make a positive contribution to Jamaica.
The 2018 scholarship recipients are enrolled in the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, University of Technology, University of the West Indies, International University of the Caribbean, Moneague College, Northern Caribbean University, School of Paramedic Studies, Caribbean Maritime Institute, and Sigma School of Nursing.