Posted On: Tuesday, 29 May 2012 Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 May 2012
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, (Tuesday 29th May, 2012)-The National Caribbean Insurance Company, NCI, has decided to throw its corporate support behind a community development project that is being spearheaded by a civic group on the island of Nevis.
An official from NCI explained that the company’s decision to partner with the Malcolm Hill and Cherry Gardens community development committee, known as MALCHE, fits within NCI’s plan to encourage a healthy environment.
According to NCI’s Nevis Branch Manager, Mr. Orlando Sargeant, the company saw it as a privilege and an honour to contribute to the work of MALCHE, recognizing the benefits that the project would deliver to the community.
On Friday, May 25th, 2012, National Caribbean Insurance (NCI) donated cleaning equipment to the committee to support and facilitate its upcoming community cleanup campaigns. The handing over ceremony was held on the play court in the center of the Cherry Gardens Housing Development.
Sargeant said the group has come together to enhance communities and NCI is interested in seeing a success of the initiative and they can count on the support of the insurance company in meeting their objectives.
The package of assistance consisted of a weed eater machine, two wheel barrows, rakes, shovels and brooms. The items were handed over by Mr. Sargeant to Ms. Janelle Archibald, Chairperson of MALCHE. Ms. Archibald explained that the sole purpose of MALCHE, which was formed on the January 31st, 2012 is to positively and effectively enhance the living conditions and environment in communities by closely working with individuals and community groups across the federation.
Ms. Archibald in expressing the group’s deep appreciation for the donation said that “MALCHE is proud to be affiliated with National Caribbean Insurance and the group is eternally grateful to the company for its generous assistance with the much needed equipment.”
The cleanup campaigns will allow residents to dispose of old, bulky items around their properties and in the neighborhoods in general. Community volunteers will donate hours to clean and beautify their communities.
NCI takes pride in making a meaningful contribution to the enhancement of its social partners and congratulates the MALCHE Community Group, the residents and all volunteers for taking action toward meaningful change in their communities, said the company official.