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GraceKennedy CEO Partners with AFUWI in Adopt-A-Student Programme

GraceKennedy CEO Partners with AFUWI in Adopt-A-Student Programme

GraceKennedy CEO Partners with AFUWI in Adopt-A-Student Programme
GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Webby, will partner with the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI), in its soon to be launched Adopt-A-Student Programme. Wehby will join other like-minded CEOs in this initiative, to create a mentorship programme for students of the University of the West Indies (UWI). “GraceKennedy’s commitment to education has been a passion of every CEO this company has ever had. We recognize its importance as a nation builder. As such, the commitment to education is a GraceKennedy tradition I am fully committed to maintaining”, Mr. Wehby said.

Chairman of the Partnership Board of AFUWI, Lowell Hawthorne OD , who is also the head of New York based Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, the leading Caribbean food franchise chain in the US and a mentor and ‘adopter’ himself, extended the invitation to Mr. Wehby to be a part of the Adopt-A-Student initiative . The progamme is the brain-child of Mr. Hawthorne. The primary goal of this program is to provide a brighter future though education for deserving students attending the University of the West Indies who would otherwise be at risk because of the lack of funding to further their education.
The AFUWI Adopt-A-Student programme will be launched on Friday, September 30 at 6pm, at The Golden Castle Golf and Spa, Cinnamon Hill, Montego Bay. At the event launch, students will be paired with business leaders who will not only undertake to subsidize the cost of their annual tuition, but also provide the ‘adoptee’ with internship opportunities within their organization. “This way, the student is getting access to both academic knowledge at the university and practical “hands-on” knowledge within the world of work from some of the best business minds in the Caribbean”, said Hawthorne. Both Mr. Webby and Mr. Hawthorne are appealing to all business leaders to support this very important cause.
About Grace Kennedy:
GraceKennedy currently makes a major contribution to education, through its Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation and its Grace Kennedy Foundation. Between both foundations, the company will spend approximately J$40 million on education this year.

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