On December 23, 2016, the Vision 2030 Jamaica Secretariat hosted a children’s treat at the Elsie Bemand Home for Girls, to give the gift of love, happiness and love for the holiday season. The initiative formed part of the secretariat’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme which is aligned with the core and transformational values under Vision 2030 Jamaica, which are: respect, honesty, forgiveness and tolerance; attitudinal values such as trust, honour, discipline, responsibility, cooperation, integrity, good work ethic and punctuality, essential for transforming our society into a prosperous one.
The team was accompanied by Dr. Wayne Henry, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).
The treat was used as an opportunity to share the Vision 2030 Jamaica message with the girls, so they can better understand their role in planning for the future they want and how they will benefit. In addition to sharing fellowship with the girls through the singing of carols and playing of games, the Vision 2030 Jamaica team brought Christmas cheer by the giving of gifts. The 17 girl each received a Christmas gift box and a bag of goodies.
Programme Director for Vision 2030 Jamaica, Elizabeth Emanuel said that the treat provided an avenue for the secretariat to create an impact through its CSR Programme.
“As the standard bearers of Vision 2030 Jamaica we have to lead by example in the areas of volunteerism and philanthropy. This is why we felt it was essential for us to give back during the Christmas season. The Elsie Bemand home was kind enough to accommodate us and we are delighted to be able to make an impact on the lives of the girls through our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme,” she said.