Double World Under-20 champion and Jamaican track athlete, Briana Williams, paid a visit to the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday. She presented printers to Holness to distribute to schools as Jamaica continues to navigate distant learning during the pandemic.
Williams also donated tablets to student-athletes and a printing system to the Jamaica Cancer Society recently.
The eighteen-year-old Williams, who is also the Patron of the Caribbean’s largest charity event, the Sigma Sagicor Run 2021, was lauded by the prime minister for her charitable efforts.
“I am happy that our young people are being agents of change and are willing to help build our great nation through service. Keep up the good work, Briana,” he said.
Williams was awarded the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in sports in 2018 following her outstanding performances at the World Under-20 Championships and the CARIFTA Games, where she won the coveted Austin Sealy award.
“It was an honour to sit with him and he was just so encouraging and inspirational. Just being able to speak to him about my training and my preparations was so uplifting for me. He also promised to match my donation by purchasing printers for distribution to more schools as well. I know that if each of us contributes in some way, we can help Jamaica recover stronger so I’m just happy to play my part,” Williams said.
Williams was accompanied by her manager Tanya Lee and Dominique Walker, CEO of Printware Online who provided the printers.