JCI Barbados help next set of 11-Plus students with free maths tutorials

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has come joined forces with an organisation of emerging leaders seeking to effect positive change within the Barbadian community.

The bank has responded to a request from JCI Barbados for assistance in replacing crucial items destroyed in a fire last year at the Government Hill Nursery School. Monies will also go towards replacing items that are now defunct due to age and wear and tear. JCI Barbados was instrumental in building of the school.

Paige Bryan (RIGHT), Manager, Retail Banking Channels, CIBC FirstCaribbean (right) presents Abena Agard (LEFT), President, JCI Barbados with funds to assist with the organisation’s outreach at the Government Hill Nursery School.

Paige Bryan (RIGHT), Manager, Retail Banking Channels, CIBC FirstCaribbean (right) presents Abena Agard (LEFT), President, JCI Barbados with funds to assist with the organisation’s outreach at the Government Hill Nursery School.

CIBC FirstCaribbean has worked with JCI Barbados in the past through initiatives such as the Special Day for Special Children. “We approached the bank with our proposed initiatives for the year and they indicated an interest in assisting with respect to Government Hill Nursery School,” JCI Barbados President, Abena Agard explained.

With regard to the impact of the bank’s support on JCI Barbados and its programmes, Ms. Agard added: “Through the bank’s support we can continue to create positive impact among the youth, as well as reallocate our limited resources.”

Thanking the bank for its continued assistance, the JCI Barbados President noted that, “We seek, among other things, to bring about positive change within our community, and we note that corporate Barbados is instrumental in all our efforts. As individuals, we all want to do business with companies who want to improve the quality of life of communities to which they are committed. And so we’re grateful for the bank’s sponsorship of our chapter’s initiatives.”

Managing Director, Barbados, CIBC FirstCaribbean, Donna Wellington said the bank was eager to support volunteerism and developmental initiatives among young adults, as well as causes related to education. “Through this activity we’ve been able to do both, by supporting a dynamic and positive group of young men and women with a keen sense of social responsibility demonstrated, in this case, by their outreach to the Government Hill Nursery School.”

Ms. Wellington added, “We continue our relationship with causes that are synergistic with the bank’s mandate to effect positive change and development within the communities we serve.”

For the remainder of the year, JCI Barbados will continue its training programme as well as launch Project Mission Empowerment and Mathfanatix, free tutorial maths courses for students sitting the Common Entrance Exam.

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