The GraceKennedy Jamaica Birthright Programme which gives college level Jamaicans students living overseas a chance to revisit their cultural roots during the summer recess, is being renewed by the company for 2009.
The programme which was established some five years ago, provides college level students who are born overseas of Jamaican parents, a unique opportunity to participate in an all expense paid internship programme in Jamaica, while connecting with their ancestral roots.
“The programme was started, in part, to reconnect second and third generation Jamaicans to their proud Jamaican heritage and has since score very well,” according to Garfield Comrie, the GraceKennedy/Western Union representative for the Northeast USA.
Interested students must complete entry requirements on line at: www.gracekennedy.com on/before December 31, 2008. Student/candidate(s) must be between the ages of 18 to 30 years old with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above/higher.
Selected candidates will work on rotation within the GraceKennedy Group, granting them mentorship, hands on and practical experience in a wide variety of industries. They will be further exposed to the Jamaican heritage through visits and field trips to historic sites, cultural packages, natural and human resources including the beaches.
“As always, the GraceKennedy Jamaica Birthright Programme will give successful candidates a well-rounded Jamaican experience,” noted Comrie, adding that the programme was an excellent way to learn and enjoy while earning.
The programme committee can be contacted via e-mail at; [email protected]