HSBC throws support behind self help

A programme to provide General Educational Development certification to young people who did not complete high school has received the support of HSBC Bank (Cayman) Ltd.

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JC Conor, centre, a director of the New Self Help Community Foundation, accepts a donation from, from left, HSBC CEO Gonzalo Jalles and Head of Fiduciary Services Garry Crossan. Photo: Submitted

The bank made the donation of US$4,170 on behalf of an HSBC’s client’s charitable trust to enable the New Self Help Community Foundation to provide interested young people with study and tutoring sessions for the GED certification.

‘The New Self Help Community Foundation is a stakeholder in the National Youth Policy of the Cayman Islands and as such has a role to play in encouraging young people to participate in their communities,’ said JC Conor, a director of the foundation.

‘The foundation seeks to provide the opportunities and the tools for them to participate, but we can only do so with the support of the business community. As such, we value HSBC’s donation, which will enable us to assist some youngsters who need these programmes the most.’

Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Cayman, Gonzalo Jalles said: ‘We are pleased to provide our support and to encourage the foundation in all of its programmes. It is our hope that the young people it serves will find success in whatever they do.’

The Self Help Community Foundation, a registered non-profit also provides creative arts seminars and workshops, talent expositions, trade skills training and scholarship assistance for Cayman’s youngsters.

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