Ja­maica En­ergy Part­ners to cre­ate smiles through den­tal fair

Jamaica Gleaner - - LIONS IN ACTION - Ja­son Cross Gleaner Writer

JA­MAICA EN­ERGY Part­ners (JEP) will seek to cre­ate smiles in Old Har­bour to­day by host­ing a den­tal fair which will give res­i­dents ac­cess to tooth ex­am­i­na­tions, clean­ing and ex­trac­tions.

The den­tal fair, themed Cre­at­ing Smiles for Life, will be held at the Old Har­bour Baptist Church, St Cather­ine and will com­mence at 10 a.m.

All ser­vices will be of­fered free of cost. JEP has a sim­i­lar fair lined up for next week, Novem­ber 18, in Fletcher’s Land.

Wart­sila, JEP’s in­ter­na­tional part­ner, is cospon­sor of the event along­side JEP.

JEP has hosted and spon­sored many health fairs in the past in dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties, but this will be the first time host­ing a den­tal fair.

The com­pany’s pres­i­dent and CEO, Wayne McKen­zie, en­cour­aged per­sons to take their health se­ri­ously.

“Your health is your big­gest in­vest­ment. JEP has (been) com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing in­creased ac­cess to these ser­vices at ab­so­lutely no cost to the pa­trons. We en­cour­age every­one to take their health se­ri­ously as we con­tinue to touch our neigh­bours, one com­mu­nity at a time,” MacKen­zie said.

Dur­ing the lunch hour (12pm), JEP will also visit the Black­wood Gar­dens Ba­sic School in the com­mu­nity to do­nate sta­tion­ary items to the in­fants.

“We’re do­ing a treat for the Black­wood Gar­dens Ba­sic School (be­cause) Ja­maica


En­ergy Part­ners is a spon­sor for that school. We have adopted that school, and as a re­sult, in show­ing our com­mit­ment to the com­mu­nity and our in­ter­est in the de­vel­op­ment of young minds in Old Har­bour, we find it nec­es­sary to pro­vide them with school ma­te­rial to im­prove and en­hance their ed­u­ca­tion,” McKen­zie told The Gleaner.

McKen­zie high­lighted that JEP usu­ally hosts a back-to-school treat for the ba­sic school, but that did not hap­pen, hence the tim­ing of the event.

“The time is a bit later, but we still want to recog­nise and al­le­vi­ate the fi­nan­cial bur­den of the par­ents,” he said.

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