Sagi­cor Foun­da­tion treats chil­dren

Jamaica Gleaner - - CORPORATE HANDS -

THE SAGI­COR Foun­da­tion Adopt-a-School pro­gramme re­cently gave 700 chil­dren med­i­cal checks com­pris­ing hear­ing, vi­sion, blood su­gar lev­els, among oth­ers, free of cost.

“Of­ten, there’s no time to ad­dress health is­sues dur­ing reg­u­lar doc­tor’s vis­its, so we think that do­ing this for all the chil­dren in our Adopt-a-School pro­gramme is im­por­tant,” said Nadene New­some, man­ager for Sagi­cor’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and pub­lic re­la­tions.

Each child also re­ceived draw­string bags, books, pen­cils and lunch kits.

The Sagi­cor mo­bile well­ness unit also vis­ited other schools to con­duct health checks and saw close to 2,000 high school stu­dents over the sum­mer. Schools in­cluded Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion High, St An­drew High, Pem­broke Hall High, Ja­maica Col­lege, Vaux­hall High and Hailie Se­lassie High schools.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

From left: Al­sion Roache, Palmyra Foun­da­tion vol­un­teer; Chris­tine Scott-Brown, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, Na­tional Bak­ing Com­pany Foun­da­tion; Palmyra Foun­da­tion board mem­ber Frank Perolli; Alyson Orgill, de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at the Early Child­hood Com­mis­sion; and Glen Chris­tian, chair­man of the Union Gar­dens Early Child­hood Foun­da­tion share a happy mo­ment with stu­dents of the Union Gar­dens In­fant School in South St An­drew, all of whom have a bag of books and sup­plies.

Danielle Mar­tine gifts this stu­dent from the Dun­robin Early Child­hood In­sti­tu­tion with a school-care pack­age from the Sagi­cor Foun­da­tion.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

The stu­dents of the Sandy Park Ba­sic School en­joy­ing a sweet treat af­ter get­ting their health check-up in­side the Sagi­cor Mo­bile Wellnes Unit.

Do­main Ed­wards (left) and Matthew Ste­wart (right) couldn’t help smil­ing when they re­ceived their an­i­mal-themed bags from Sagi­cor Foun­da­tion’s As­sis­tant Man­ager Gar­fene Gran­di­son, when he vis­ited the Cam­p­den Early Child­hood In­sti­tu­tion to con­duct school health checks.

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