Offerings and donations received during and after the 2021 staging of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), executed in partnership with the Victoria Mutual Foundation, have been used to provide 30 new tablet devices to students at three primary schools.
The schools – Tranquility Primary School in Portland; Cairn Currant Primary in Westmoreland; and Caledonia Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland – received the devices at a handover event at the Victoria Mutual Group’s Half-Way Tree offices recently.
Courtney Campbell, Group President & CEO, Victoria Mutual, said the donation of tablet devices from the proceeds of the NLPB, reflects the organisation’s focus on inclusion and the belief that everyone should have equal access to products, services, tools and education to empower them to achieve financial and holistic well-being.
“Our students, already tasked with a call to excel in a competitive, fast-changing environment, have had to negotiate some unexpected changes in a short period. This, as many of their families faced the added burden of diminished income and health challenges,” he said, referencing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rt. Reverend Stanley Clarke, Chairman of the NLPB Committee, also highlighted the significance of giving back to the education sector and supporting the upliftment of the most vulnerable by helping students in rural areas access online lessons.
The NLPB is an annual event that provides an opportunity for Government, civic and private sector leaders to unite and seek spiritual guidance through prayer for the country’s advancement.
This year, with a virtual staging of the initiative under the theme ‘Keep Hope Alive’, on January 21, participants transferred offerings during and after the event. Additional donations were also provided by the VM Foundation and private sector partners – Guardian Life and Carimed. Proceeds from last year’s staging were donated to the Violence Prevention Alliance’s Child Resiliency Programme. The Victoria Mutual Group has been a sponsor of the NLPB for over 30 years.