High spir­its at Sagi­cor’s In­spire project cock­tail launch

Jamaica Gleaner - - TODAY - Kim­berly Goodall Gleaner Writer

Sagi­cor’s man­ager for special projects and pro­mo­tions, Alysia White, flashed her pearly whites our way next to In­spire can­di­date Leon Mal­colm. Der­rick Sad­dler is ob­vi­ously happy to be cho­sen by the Sagi­cor team to be a part of the In­spire Week­end to take place later this month. STEP­PING INTO the Toy­ota Show­room on Old Hope Road last Fri­day, you could feel the ex­cite­ment as over 100 spe­cially selected stu­dents from col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties across the is­land, gath­ered in an­tic­i­pa­tion for the launch of Sagi­cor’s In­spire Project.

The music was pump­ing and the stu­dents were in just the right mood as they in­dulged in hors d’oeu­vres and min­gled with fel­low at­ten­dees that have been cho­sen for this once in a life­time op­por­tu­nity.

The In­spire Project will see Sagi­cor Group Ja­maica host 120 stu­dents on a week­end mo­ti­va­tional re­treat at the com­pany’s Hil­ton Re­sort and Spa from Oc­to­ber 21 to 23. The re­treat aims to strength­en­ing the stu­dents’ lead­er­ship and life skills and serves to em­power them by com­ple­ment­ing their ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence with dis­cus­sions, mo­ti­va­tional talks and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

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“Th­ese amaz­ing young peo­ple were selected be­cause they have set them­selves apart on their re­spec­tive cam­puses through their ex­em­plary lead­er­ship or through their aca­demic achieve­ment. They have all worked very hard,” noted In­grid Card, Sagi­cor’s vice-pres­i­dent of group mar­ket­ing.

The project will use Pres­i­dent and CEO Richard Byles along with Sagi­cor board mem­bers and the ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship team to en­gen­der a cul­ture of ex­cel­lence in the par­tic­i­pants and fur­ther in­spire them to­wards ex­cel­lence.

Ac­cord­ing to Byles, “The Sagi­cor Group will con­tinue to present ini­tia­tives such as this to de­liver pos­i­tive mes­sages into the lives of the next gen­er­a­tion.”

With so much ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties ahead of them, the at­ten­dees were al­ready build­ing re­la­tion­ships and shar­ing their ex­cite­ment among them­selves. The evening con­tin­ued with an entertaining num­ber from Beam Dance Group. Twins, Chan­tal (left) and Chanelle Pear­son came out in match­ing smiles and style as they rep­re­sented the Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy as ex­cep­tional achiev­ers. Raechell-Ann Bar­ras of the Univer­sity of the West Indies rep­re­sents her school beau­ti­fully at Sagi­cor’s In­spire Project launch.

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