Ja­maica-born or­thopaedic sur­geon to ad­dress resched­uled fundraiser

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Keisha.hill@glean­erjm.com

THE ED­U­CA­TIONAL Foun­da­tion for Chil­dren’s Care Inc (EFCCI) din­ner, held an­nu­ally to raise much-needed funds for chil­dren at the Alta Vista Chil­dren’s Vil­lage in Four Paths, Claren­don, has been resched­uled for next month at The Knutsford Court Ho­tel in St An­drew.

The din­ner, orig­i­nally slated for Oc­to­ber 2, was pushed back due to the threat from Hur­ri­cane Matthew and will now take place on Sun­day, Novem­ber 23, at 4 p.m.

Med­i­cal en­tre­pre­neur and health-tech pro­fes­sional Dr Kings­ley R. Chin will be the guest speaker.

Chin, who was born in Buff Bay, Port­land, has more that 20 years of health-care ex­pe­ri­ence in build­ing com­pa­nies, man­ag­ing funds and prac­tis­ing as a board­cer­ti­fied or­thopaedic and spine sur­geon. He is also the founder and CEO of KIC Ven­ture Funds.

“We are de­lighted that Dr Chin has gra­ciously ac­cepted our in­vi­ta­tion to be our guest speaker on Dr Kings­ley Chin

this oc­ca­sion. As a proud son of the soil, I am sure with his vast med­i­cal and busi­ness knowl­edge he will in­spire those who at­tend,” said Pas­tor Leon Welling­ton, founder and pres­i­dent of EFCCI.

A grad­u­ate of Titch­field High School and a for­mer mem­ber of its daCosta Cup team and Ja­maica’s na­tional ju­ve­nile squad, Chin ex­celled aca­dem­i­cally. He earned elec­tri­cal and en­gi­neer­ing de­grees from Columbia Univer­sity while a stu­dent ath­lete, and four diplo­mas from Har­vard Univer­sity, in­clud­ing med­i­cal doc­tor, with hon­ours.

AU­THOR OF MANY BOOKS

He has also writ­ten ex­ten­sively and is the au­thor of mul­ti­ple books on the sub­jects of medicine, busi­ness lead­er­ship, mo­ti­va­tion and suc­cess.

Chin, who has con­ducted surg­eries in Ja­maica at the Univer­sity Hospi­tal of the West Indies and An­drews Memo­rial Hospi­tal, is mar­ried to Kim and has three chil­dren.

The Ed­u­ca­tional Foun­da­tion for Chil­dren’s Care seeks to mould, guide, ed­u­cate and help to fo­cus the lives of chil­dren in Ja­maica, who have been aban­doned, abused or ne­glected, to­wards achiev­ing their God-given po­ten­tial, as well as help them to be­come useful and pro­duc­tive cit­i­zens of the coun­try. The foun­da­tion is sup­ported by the good­will and gen­eros­ity of in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions that share sim­i­lar goals.

In­di­vid­u­als who wish to sup­port the foun­da­tion can visit the EFCCI web­site at www.efcci.org.

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