Telecommunications company, Digicel Jamaica, has awarded 20 scholarships, all valued at $1 million dollars to its employees’ children.
The Digicel Scholarship Programme, now in its second year, is part of the company’s effort to help its employees with back to school expenses. Those awarded would have had an exemplary grade point average (GPA), received several scholastic awards and also participated in extracurricular activities.
Andrea Hardware, Director of Human Resources at Digicel Jamaica shared; “Education is an important part of building Jamaica and helping our young people achieve their goals in life. With the Digicel Scholarship programme, we hope that we can contribute to the growth and development of the children whose parents are giving so much to the company. These children have a proven track record of excellence and we want to help them continue on that path to success.”
Business Services Executive, Kerry-Ann Young, whose daughter will be taking on high school come September at the Wolmer’s High School for Girls said, “Gabrielle really deserves this scholarship, she worked really hard while at Jessie Ripoll and came out with a 95.6% in the GSAT. As a parent I am really appreciative because the scholarship covered full tuition and books for the year, which is a big help especially when I have three other kids going off to school as well.”
Meanwhile Tasharna Thompson-Henny, strategic sales team leader had nothing but high praises for her company, “It’s great to know that Digicel doesn’t only care about the bottom line but also about their employees and by extension our children. This scholarship is such a big help to me and is very rewarding for my daughter, Hailey who is now motivated to work even hard at her studies. Finally to know that Digicel makes it priority to help their employees especially in this economic climate that is negatively impacting on both businesses and workers make me proud to work here.”
The Digicel Scholarship Programme is a part of the company’s wider efforts to assist both its employees and customers with back to school expenses. The company supported over 25 back to school fairs and will announce the recipients of its tertiary scholarships later this month.