As the country prepares, yet again, to celebrate its glory on the track, JN Bank will be making the dreams of three Jamaicans and their guests come true with all-expense-paid trips to the 16th IAAF World Championships in London, England, August 4-13.The event will be the final World Championship performance for the legendary Usain Bolt, who will run the 100 metres at the meet. The many-time World Championship gold medalist is set to retire following this meet.”This is not just another prize,” remarked Saniah Spencer, JN Bank’s senior manager of marketing and product development.” This could lead to the moment of a lifetime!”No other Jamaican, or any man in the world, has achieved the success and athletic glory that Usain Bolt has in track and field. Therefore, this is a major opportunity to become a part of a very significant aspect of global track and field and international sports history,” Spencer declared.Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, holds the world record in the 100 and 200 metres with a lightning 9.58 in the 100 metres, and 19.19 over 200m.HOW TO QUALIFYSpencer explained that to get an opportunity to win a trip to the World Championships, the lucky JN member will only need to apply for and activate a JN Visa credit card, or transfer their current credit card balance to a JN Visa card.”In addition, they should also make a minimum purchase of $10,000, or its equivalent in US dollars. This includes GCT payments,” explained Spencer.The promotion, which commenced on April 18, will run until June 30.”Track and field is a very important part of our cultural history and our identity as a nation, therefore, we saw this as an international event, which our people should have a chance to witness for themselves,” she added.The company, which for a long time sponsored the Jamaica International Invitational meet and the Eastern Secondary Schools’ Sports Association Championship, has, in recent years, partnered with organisations representing Bolt, including the Racers Track Club. JN Bank will maintain its headline sponsorship of the JN Racers Grand Prix, to be held at the National Stadium, June 10.”While these partnerships have resulted in developing the sport, they have also assisted with developing communities,” Spencer added, underscoring the millions of dollars JN Bank has raised through the JN Foundation’s Heroes Run/Walk for charity, in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation over the past three years.
The Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) in collaboration with Tearfund, yesterday graduated 125 Ebola survivors in the art of soap making. At the closing exercise at the New Life Bible Church in St. Francis Community in Jacob Town, which included activities such as drama, singings and recitation of poems, some of the graduates walked away with several gifts.The Director of Banking at the Central Bank of Liberia, Richard Walker, who served as the guest speaker, described the training as a milestone that will help provide livelihoods for the beneficiaries and their families.“I want to appreciate you for taking advantage of this training opportunity to improve yourselves and become self sufficient,” Mr. Walker said.He admonished the graduates to take advantage of the training opportunity to explore other avenues that would help them create jobs for themselves and others.In remarks, Tearfund Country Representative, Tizazu Adamu, expressed appreciation for the hosting of such a training aimed at supporting Ebola survivors as part of the Association’s recovery initiatives.“Every long journey starts with a single step, and now that you have started the process we believe that you have acquired great skills that could transform you and your families to obtain a better life,” Mr. Adamu told the graduates. Tearfund, he said, is partnering with AEL in providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education, confronting gender based violence, and reducing the prevalence and effects of HIV and AIDS.Reverend Dr. Nuwoe-James Kiamu, President of AEL Board of Governors, told the graduates that their decision to acquire additional skills shows that they are heading for development, adding, “You are a part of the solution to the country’s problems and not part of the problems.”Rev Dr. Kiamu said while others are sitting and complaining about opportunities that have not come their way, “you are standing and channeling your challenges into opportunities by adding beauty to life through the skill you acquired.”“I challenge you to remain intuitive, focused and industrious as you step out to change your life and the lives of many other Liberians.” Reverend Ebenezer M. Binda, Project Coordinator of AEL, said 18 communities are currently benefiting from the Ebola Recovery Project, which started in April 2015 with the aim of providing livelihood to Ebola survivors in Margibi and Montserrado Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)