Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Giving is Joy - truth!

PROComm/Stella Maris Foundation scholar, medical student Tricia Campbell (second left), receives a symbolic cheque for $200,000 towards her tuition from Jean Lowrie-Chin (centre), managing director of PROComm, recently. Looking on are (from left) Janielle Jackson, manager, Stella Maris Foundation, Frances Beard and Hubert Chin, company directors.
A surprise visit by world swimming Champion Alia Atkinson
to our PROComm Scholars Christmas get-together brought so much joy!
Even as a much smaller business, my company,  PROComm launched a Scholarship Fund in 2001 to benefit children living in the Grants Pen Area.  The first scholar,  Etmour Williams is now a University Grad and marketing manager.  He recently visited with our current scholars.. You can imagine our delight when world record swimmer Alia Atkinson dropped in! (see photos above).
With Lady Allen and Aloun Assamba at a CCRP event
at King's House.  
We also founded, operate and sponsor CCRP (the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons) - our sponsorship to date is over J$15 million.  Read more about this at    http://lowrie-chin.blogspot.com/2017/01/ccrp-founded-to-honour-my-mother-other.html. 
Earlier this year,  we made a special presentation to a Medical Student from the Grants Pen area.. See photo above and report from the Star below.
From the Star.. Feb 2016
Tricia Campbell, a fourth-year medical student at the University of the West Indies, Mona, was the recent recipient of a scholarship cheque for $200,000 towards her tuition, from PRO Communications Limited and the Stella Maris Foundation. The official presentation of her scholarship cheque was made to her on Friday, February 19 at PROComm, 2 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10.
Campbell has been excelling despite numerous challenges she has faced over the years. She has also volunteered with numerous projects coordinated by the Stella Maris Foundation. It was for these reasons, her outstanding academic performance, and more, that she was chosen for this donation. During the last four years, Campbell received small grants from Stella Maris. This is her largest scholarship cheque to date, which she said she was extremely grateful for.
The cheque was presented by Jean Lowrie-Chin, managing director, PROComm, and members of the board of her company. Just two days before this presentation, PROComm's founding director, Maisie Lowrie, passed away. The PROComm directors dedicated this grant to her blessed memory.
We have learned that in reaching out,  God keeps Her-His promise of returning our kindness many times over. 

Season's Blessings! 
Jean Lowrie-Chin 

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