GraceKennedy CEO Partners With AFUWI In Adopt – A – Student Programme

GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Wehby, will partner with the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI), in its soon to be launched Adopt-A-Student Programme. Wehby will join other like-minded CEOs in this initiative, to create a mentorship programme for students of the University of the West Indies (UWI). “Grace Kennedy’s commitment to education has been a passion of every CEO this company has ever had. We recognize its importance as a nation builder. As such, the commitment to education is a GraceKennedy tradition I am fully committed to maintaining”, Mr. Wehby said.

The AFUWI Adopt-A-Student programme will be launched on Friday, September 30 at 6pm, at The Golden Castle Golf and Spa, Cinnamon Hill, Montego Bay. At the event launch, students will be paired with business leaders who will not only undertake to subsidize the cost of their annual tuition, but also provide the ‘adoptee’ with internship opportunities within their organization. “This way, the student is getting access to both academic knowledge at the university and practical “hands-on” knowledge within the world of work from some of the best business minds in the Caribbean”, said Hawthorne. Mr. Lowell Hawthorne OD is the Chairman of the Partnership Board of AFUWI, who is also the head of New York based Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, the leading Caribbean food franchise chain in the US and a mentor and ‘adopter’ himself. Both Mr. Wehby and Mr. Hawthorne are appealing to all business leaders to support this very important cause.