14 East Kingston PEP students get scholarships from JPPC

Raheem Smith, who will be attending Kingston College in September, accepts his certificate of academic excellence from Patrice Howell, JPPC Corporate Social Responsibility officer.

Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) has awarded scholarships of $2.45m to 14 children who reside in the constituency of East Kingston.

The scholarships will last five years, with each child getting $35,000 each year if they maintain a B average.

Auden Harris JPPC, IT and information specialist, presents a certificate of academic excellence to Talicia Lewis, who will be attending Dunoon Park Technical High.

Wayne McKenzie, chief executive officer and managing director of JPPC, said the scholarships are the company’s thrust to enrich the lives of residents of the area to be worthwhile citizens.

Wayne McKenzie, chief executive officer and managing director of JPPC.

JPPC has been giving the scholarships for five years. McKenzie said in the upcoming academic year, the company has, for the first time, awarded two scholarships to students going into Sixth Form.

He said that next year, JPPC will also break new ground, by awarding tertiary scholarships for residents of East Kingston.