It has been said that great things sometimes come from unexpected places. Equally true is that the ultimate test of the success of any CSR activity is the social, economic and/or environmental impact thereof. To this end, CGCL, as a good corporate citizen, has been providing support to the five primary schools within La Brea and its fence line communities (Brighton AC, La Brea RC, Rousillac Presbyterian, Vance River RC, and Rousillac Hindu Primary School), for over 5 years now and has delivered its hallmark SEA Stress Management Program (a program administered by the BARCAM Group which introduces students to positive strategies for stress management associated with the SEA exams), to over 600 students over the past 3 years and counting. The company sees this intervention in education as a gateway to learning and knowledge improvement, which has the potential to enhance the overall performance of its community’s children.
Hence, the news that Kristen Ramsaran, a student of the Rousillac Presbyterian School, outperformed over 19,000 students, to conquer the coveted 1st place award as the top performing student in this year’s (2021) Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination, was more than remarkable.
Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited took the occasion to honour Ms. Ramsaran at a simple appreciation ceremony last Thursday, at its offices located and Union Industrial Estate La Brea. CEO, Pedro Arasa, acknowledged the substantial achievement of little Kristen and awarded her the CEO’s Trophy for ‘excellence in education’ along with a scholarship comprising of units, from the Unit Trust Corporation, as an investment in Ms. Ramsaran’s future education.
“CGCL is proud to be associated with this great achievement via our sustained investment in the education of our community’s children and sees this accomplishment as a great win for the community and company,” said Arasa.
Mr. Arasa pledged the company’s continued investment in education as a key enabler of success.