JN Places the Spotlight on Childcare and Development

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    May is recognised as Child Month and JN Bank, through its Youth Banking Unit, engaged in a series of activities to celebrate our children, including making donations to assist vulnerable children and hosting financial literacy and rap sessions.

    The lives of wards at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in St Andrew were brightened on Labour Day, following a donation by JN Bank to complete finishing touches to their dormitories.

    Representatives from the Bank’s Youth Banking Unit made the handover to the institution on May 12, which a grateful Nellisa Asphall, Assistant Manager of the home, said would be used to paint the children’s rooms. The donation was timely, she pointed out, as the facility had not been painted in 10 years. The home, which was founded in 1918, currently houses 45 children.

    Read: Dorms to be Beautified at Maxfield Park on Labour Day

    Alecia Clarke (right), assistant manager, operations and onboarding, Youth Banking Unit, JN Bank, presents a cheque of $100,000 to Jason Brown, village director at SOS Children’s Village, to assist with the purchase of a HDR 1080P Projector Bundle with tripod and motorised screen for their Resource Room. The handover took place on May 19 at the Village’s Career Day in Stony Hill, St. Andrew.

    A donation of $100,000 was also made to the to the SOS Children’s Village in Stony Hill, to purchase a HDR 1080P Projector Bundle with tripod and motorised screen for their Resource Room.



    From left to right: Dennae Mills, chief JN Way ambassador cohorts 2021-2023; Olivia Logan, 2022 JN Bank Scholar for the County of Surrey; Joel-Lee Knight, 2021 JN Bank Scholar for the parish of St Andrew; Leesa Kow, managing director, JN Bank; Ayanna Blake, 2021 JN Bank County Scholar; Malika Ricketts, deputy chief ambassador 2020-2022; and Joseph McLean, (back) JN WAY ambassador 2022-2023, share a photo ‘opp’ after the rap session.

    On May 25, JN Bank Managing Director, Leesa Kow, chaired an interactive rap session with JN Scholars and JN WAY ambassadors. They discussed study techniques, their thoughts and ideas on how society can better protect and nurture children, as well as words of encouragement for other children and young adults.

    Watch: JN Bank Rap Session with the MD








    Shanna-Kaye Wright Vaughn, Lead, Youth and Education Programmes, JN Foundation, participates in a virtual panel discussion to close JN Group’s series of activities to mark Child Month 2023

    Finally, a panel discussion under the theme, Getting Involved…The Importance of Loving & Protecting our Children was held on May 31. It was hosted by Kevaughn Knight, former JN WAY Team Lead Ambassador and current customer relationship management analyst, JN Bank. Panellists included Dr Pauline Mullings – chair of the National Child Month Committee; Alicia Richardson – resident social worker; and Shanna Kaye Wright Vaughn, lead – youth and education programmes, JN Foundation.

    Watch: Getting Involved…The Importance of Loving & Protecting our Children



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