For the twelfth year in a row, CIBC FirstCaribbean has once again partnered with the Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA) to provide much-needed resources for the non-profit organisation’s Student Assistance Programme (SAP).
GRENCODA, which was first established in 1986, provides support to communities and families to improve the quality of life of individuals living in rural areas.
The Student Assistance Programme assists pupils entering secondary school in meeting the costs of books, uniforms, transportation and meals.
In addition to these basic needs, in the last 16 years, the programme has expanded its role in the community to provide guidance counselling along with educational and motivational workshops to further assist the students in successfully completing secondary school.
Credit Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Geoffrey Gabriel, commended GRENCODA for the work it does in the communities and presented the organisation with the bank’s annual contribution towards the programme.
“We are pleased to know that through the bank’s contribution and continued support, we are giving young students the opportunity to receive a sound education which will impact their lives in very meaningful and rewarding ways”, he said.
“We trust that the opportunities provided through this programme will not only help them with their education, but allow them to become well-rounded adults, who contribute positively to the communities in which they live” he added.
An official from the Legal Aid and Counselling Clinic, Amanda Penny-Elcock who accepted the donation on behalf of GRENCODA thanked the bank for its continued support over the many years and for assisting the organisation in achieving its goals.