IGL – known provider of cooking gas, is making its move on some of Jamaica’s inner city communities. The company is continuing on its promise of commitment to supporting the social & economic well-being of communities in Jamaica.
The community which was focussed on was the Riverton City area in Western St. Andrew. Students from the Riverton Early Childhood Education Centre were the beneficiaries of the IGL Breakfast programme.
The breakfast programme is part of an ongoing programme targeted at specific communities across the island.
General Manager, Richard Pandohie, feels his organisation can do “more for communities if there are effective ways of managing social, nutritional and physical activities. IGL aims to do exactly that with its programmes, as we aim to make a difference in Jamaica.”
The GM added that “our corporate citizenship initiatives focus on the development of youth through education and nutrition.” The company is also popular among communities for its popular ‘curry goat cricket series’.
IGL gave a whopping J$20 million to sports in 2005 and has so far assisted the Village United Football Club this year with a $200,000 donation for the club’s development.
Mr. Pandohie thinks his company’s involvement in community activities has helped to reinforce its image as a responsible corporate citizen, an integral part of the community fabric. He noted that internally “it has also helped our staff to feel good about their company and this has created a positive spin off in staff morale and performance.”
IGL vows to continue to look for opportunities to invest in young people, especially those from the less affluent communities.