NPCB/DBJ part­ner to up­grade GSAT Schol­ar­ship awards

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Front (from left): Diante Nash, Ra­gene Campbell and Tyler-Rae Clarke. Back (from left): Sib­rina John­son, branch man­ager – Bal­a­clava; Claudette Blake, branch man­ager, Newell; Ber­nal Neil, par­ish board chair­man; Ja­nine Ram­say, branch man­ager – New Mar­ket.

THE DEVEL­OP­MENT Bank of Ja­maica (DBJ) is this year part­ner­ing with the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Co­op­er­a­tive Bank of Ja­maica (NPCB) to add greater value to its an­nual GSAT Schol­ar­ship awards pro­gramme. The awards, dubbed the NPCB/DBJ GSAT Schol­ar­ship pro­gramme, will see awards valu­ing $780,000 be­ing made to 39 suc­cess­ful GSAT stu­dents across the is­land. Front (from left): Ash­lee Brown, Dean Far­quhar­son and Sirena Wil­liams. Back row (from left): Sash-Ann Blake, branch man­ager; and Seiveright Dixon, par­ish board chair­man.

In 2012, the NPCB launched the awards pro­gramme to co­in­cide with the ob­ser­vance of the 50th an­niver­sary of Ja­maica’s In­de­pen­dence.

COM­MIT­TED TO GROWTH

The awards fa­cil­i­tate bur­saries to three suc­cess­ful GSAT stu­dents in each par­ish in which the bank op­er­ates. This ini­tia­tive is con­sis­tent with the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s motto, which is Com­mit­ted to Growth and Devel­op­ment.

The pro­gramme is an out­growth of the NPCB’s school-sav­ings ini­tia­tive which en­cour­ages ac­tive sav­ings for the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s young mem­bers (aux­il­iary mem­bers). The aim is for mem­bers to re­alise up­ward mo­bil­ity through ed­u­ca­tion and de­vel­op­ing a strong com­mu­nity-based fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion that is able to grow and meet the needs of its mem­bers. Par­ish Board Chair­man Vic­tor Rus­sell (right) presents cer­tifi­cate to re­cip­i­ent, Orane Cas­sanova. Front (from left): David Bowes, par­ish board chair­man; Miss Brown, teacher – Stony Hill; Tavia Bryan; Keanu Litch­more; Gabrielle Cur­tis and Cordell Ec­clestion, CSR – Red Hills Branch. Back row (from left): Gizel Nelson, par­ent (Keanu Litch­more); Car­lene Reece, par­ent (Gabrielle Reece); Bar­bara Pinto, board mem­ber; Louis Phillips, par­ish board chair­man.

Front (from left): Prince Gal­limore, and daugh­ter Brit­tanette Gal­limore, Lisa-Marie Jones and Ouida Roye, par­ent of Jeneva Mon­crieffe. Back row (from left): Tanya Wil­liamsGreen­wood, branch man­ager – Al­bert Town; Pa­trick White, par­ish board chair­man; Sophia Lin­ton, par­ent for Lisa-Marie Jones; Lisa Ce­cile El­liott, branch man­ager – Clarks Town. Miss­ing from photo: Jeneva Mon­crieffe.

From left: Janelle Cole, Azure Wil­liams, Dal­bert Hamil­ton, par­ish vice-chair­man, and Samoiah Rus­sell.

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