Hutchison Port Holdings Limited makes youth programme and school donation
Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiaries Freeport Container Port (FCP), Freeport Harbour Company (FHC) and Grand Bahama Airport Company (GBAC) donated to the Junior Achievement (JA) Grand Bahama programme and Eight Mile Rock High School on October 23.
JA Chairman Donald Glass and Programme Manager Ron Dames collected the cheque. Commenting on the donation, Glass said, “We are very appreciative of the support that FCP, FHC & GBAC has been giving us over the years. This donation will go a long way in assisting with the development of the business acumen of our young people and instilling in them the discipline for them to become productive and effective leaders in our young nation.”
For the period 2015/2016, a total of eleven companies and 300 participants took part in the Junior Achievement programme, which aims to educate students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on programmes.
Accepting on behalf of Eight Mile Rock High School was Principal Ivan Butler who said, “We are very grateful to FCP, FHC & GBAC as they continue to support the vision of the Administration staff and students of the Eight Mile Rock High School.” He added that the donation could not have come at a better time as the school is in the process of making much-needed changes. “The donation was in response to a request for assistance with the formation of a remedial lab which will be specifically for students with deficiencies in numeracy and literacy. I also express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Godfrey Smith for his continued support over the years and look forward to the same in the future.” The money will be used to purchase furniture and computers.
These donations are part of an ongoing programme by FCP, FHC and GBAC to positively impact the people and community in which they operate.