The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The East Caribbean Fi­nan­cial Hold­ing Ltd. (ECFH) has part­nered with the Univer­sity of the West Indies (UWI) on the launch of its “UWI Global Giv­ing Week” Fundrais­ing Ini­tia­tive with the spon­sor­ship of EC$10,000. The launch took place on Fri­day 8th July at Gov­ern­ment House un­der the pa­tron­age of Her Ex­cel­lency Dame Pear­lette Louisy who is also an alumna of the Univer­sity. Ms. Joanna Charles, ECFH’s Chief Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer, was in at­ten­dance for the sym­bolic han­dover to the Chan­cel­lor.

UWI Global Giv­ing Week, which is slated for Au­gust 1st – 7th is a ma­jor fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive un­der­taken by the Univer­sity un­der the theme “Eman­ci­pate. Ed­u­cate. Do­nate.” – to con­tinue to build on its solid foun­da­tion of higher ed­u­ca­tion in the re­gion.

The Univer­sity of the West Indies has been a pil­lar of the Caribbean en­gen­der­ing growth of lead­ers of the day and de­vel­op­ment across the re­gion. The ECFH Group re­mains com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes and was pleased to be as­so­ci­ated with this new ini­tia­tive un­der­taken to ad­vance the progress of the Univer­sity.

The Group pledged sup­port to the de­vel­op­ment of the UWI Open Cam­pus pro­grammes in Saint Lu­cia. ECFH views this con­tri­bu­tion as a sound in­vest­ment in youth de­vel­op­ment, in keep­ing with the val­ues es­poused in its Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity phi­los­o­phy. The Group en­cour­ages pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies alike to par­tic­i­pate in this im­por­tant ini­tia­tive.

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