BOKA GROUP VISITS CANARIES SCHOOL WITH A SURPRISE
Boka Group founder and CEO, Mr John Kennedy and his wife were this week joined by Boka’s Carnival Queen contestant, Kadijha Mason at the Canaries Primary School to meet with students who have benefitted from the company’s Food4Thought programme during 2014/15. The visit was part of their end of academic-year review.
With the academic year nearing its end, John Kennedy called on school principals, teachers and students from Canaries and Bouton for an update on the effects of Boka’s sponsorship of the cost of parents’ contributions for school lunches.
Boka Group, owners of the nearby Mahaut Estate and Belvedere Plantation, introduced the initiative at the beginning of this academic year and have urged other companies and foreign investors to adopt a school on the Island.
The visit also provided the opportunity to incentivise and surprise students with the announcement of an unexpected prize on the eve of the Common Entrance exam. John Kennedy told the students:“We are here for feedback on ‘Food4Thought’ but I have decided, on the eve of your Common Entrance exam, that we will award a prize of a new bicycle to the best performing student in the district, for the boy or girl who achieves the best Common Entrance result this year. We have been joined by our Carnival Queen contestant, Kadijha Mason, who will be able to tell you that you can achieve your dreams if you really try.
“We want all of you to do the best you can; we want to reward the best achiever with this prize. Being the best you can is your duty to yourself, because everything you do has an effect on someone else, but remember, the most powerful thing you have, to achieve your ambitions, is an education.”
John Kennedy shares a light
moment with students.