PwC Donates $ 500,000 to Boulevard Baptist Student Affairs Program
PwC Jamaica recently donated $ 500,000 to the Boulevard Baptist Church Student Affairs Program to help 50 support-seeking students return to class this semester.
According to Leighton McKnight, Territory Manager, education at PwC Jamaica comes first.
“At PwC, we believe education is one of the best investments we can make to address some of the most pressing issues facing our country. We are therefore very happy to be able to make this contribution. Anything that can help students in their studies is part of our mandate. I am truly honored that we can do this. I hope students will not only use it to further their education, but also see it as their duty to give back to their community. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to help those in need. “
The Student Affairs Assistance Program provides financial assistance to young people who wish to continue their studies to the higher level, the funds provided usually cover their tuition fees.
However, the Rev. Dr Devon Dick, pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church, noted that recently obtaining financial support for the program has been difficult.
“The program was previously funded by generous donations from members of the Boulevard Baptist Church, but in recent years and especially since the COVID-19 pandemic period, we have seen a decline in monetary contributions to this program. , but the needs of our young people requiring assistance remain the same.
To help the church continue this much-needed program for its youth, PwC donated $ 500,000 which helped provide scholarships to 50 students from various communities served by the church. In addition, the student cohort could be enlarged to also include students from secondary, primary and nursery schools.
“We thank PwC for generously donating $ 500,000 to our student affairs program. It is thanks to the generosity of companies like PwC, up to the company’s social responsibilities, that we are able to carry out our awareness programs and have an impact on the lives of vulnerable people and less fortunate in our society, ”said Reverend Dick of thanks. on behalf of the church and the students.