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BNS donates $250,000 for tertiary education assistance through ‘I Believe’

Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 5:22 PM    

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Scotia Bank Foundation on Thursday, May 15 presented a cheque for $250,000 to the Association of Community Based-organisations in Petersfield, Westmoreland as a contribution to the Frank Morgan Loan Programme.

The donation, which was made as part of Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen’s ‘I Believe’ initiative’ will assist needy students with their tertiary education.

In making the announcement, the Governor General said that the contribution is the fruit of a growing partnership with private sector companies, such as the Bank of Nova Scotia.

He noted that the Association of Community based-organisations in Petersfield was selected based on its far reaching impact and support for the ‘I Believe’ initiative at all levels.

Executive Director of the Scotia Bank Foundation, Joylene Griffiths Irving, said that the funds represent the company’s commitment to education and to partnership with ‘I Believe’.

“Scotia Bank is committed to the purpose and hopes that those who benefit from this loan facility will be able to achieve their goal of a tertiary education,” she said.

To date 10 people have benefited from the Frank Morgan Loan Programme including Nadia Wilson, who recently completed tertiary level studies at the Sam Sharpe Teacher’s College in Granville, St James.

Expressing gratitude on behalf of the beneficiaries, Wilson said they remained committed to continue supporting the Association in its efforts to educate and inspire Jamaica through the ‘I Believe’ initiative.

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