For the third year running, the GraceKennedy Foundation has invested in the education of youths in the Area Four Region by presenting the Area Four Police Civic Committee with a cheque valued at $330,000 to provide scholarships to needy students in the areas covered by that region.
Grants were handed over to 96 such students at a special function held on October 5 at the Police Officers' Club in St Andrew. In speaking to GraceKennedy's support of this initiative, GraceKennedy Financial Group CEO Courtney Campbell reiterated the foundation's commitment to youth and education in Jamaica. He encouraged the students to make good use of the grants and the educational opportunities available to them.
"This gesture on the part of the Area Four Police Civic Committee, in partnership with the GraceKennedy Foundation and other sponsors, is an expression of our belief in you," he said. "These scholarships benefit not only the individuals who receive them but their families, communities and the nation," he continued.
Campbell was guest speaker at the event, which also saw remarks being brought by ACP Ray Palmer, who represented Police Commissioner Owen Ellington; ACP George Quallo, who is in charge of the Area Four Division; and Ferris Ziadie, chairman of the Area Four Police Civic Committee.