Geddes Refrigeration Limited believe in community development and as such the company recently launched a scholarship program.
The awardees are Shavan Griffiths and Celina Francis who attends Oberlin High and St. Hugh’s high Schools respectively.
The scholarship winners received back to school items including books, stationaries and uniforms also their school fees were paid in full.
“Geddes Refrigeration is committed to improving the lives of our children hence we have sponsored the Trinitarian Basic School located in Olympic way Kingston. Every year the school receives a donation towards developing the school’s infrastructure along with providing stationaries during the back-to-school period”
Miss Geddes Refrigeration Chantal Raymond
“Miss Geddes Refrigeration” – Chantal Raymond won 2 Fast Track events; Most talented and People’s Choice Public vote which contributed to her being crowned Miss Jamaica World 2010. GRL is First all the time.
Lifecycle 2011 “Barking Mad”
Geddes donated a unit to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in conjunction with initiatives from Al Barnes of Red Stripe who along with Mavin Anderson and his brother completed a ride around the island 400 miles to give 8 children the opportunity to undergo heart surgery.
With this donation the operations would be done in comfort as their operating theatre #1 was out of use.
The Y.U.T.E. programme was formulated by the PSOJ as a positive response to the factors that contributed to the tragic events that occurred in late May 2010. Y.U.T.E. is designed to empower unattached youth in eight 8 troubled communities (Denham Town, Mountain View, Parade Gardens, Rock fort, Olympic Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Jones Town and Trench Town) by improving their employability through mentorship and skills upgrading, and providing opportunities for gainful and lawful employment via work experience and the startup of entrepreneurial ventures.
The Y.U.T.E. programme has three main streams:
-YUTE Works: For youth who are job-ready or just require skills training/upgrading to become job-ready.
-YUTE Entrepreneurship: For youths interested in creating their own businesses.
-YUTE U-Turn: For youths who have been involved in some form of anti-social or illicit activity and want to make a turn-around.