J.E. Bergasse and Company Limited on Wednesday donated $18,000 to the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund to assist with their social development program geared at assisting underprivileged boys. The Managing Director of J E. Bergasse explained that supporting such an initiative was a no-brainer as it falls in line with the projects that the company undertakes as part of its youth program.
J. E. Bergasse Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Y.E.S! – Youth Empowered to Shine focuses on supporting youth education initiatives in Saint Lucia directly and through the Ministry of Education in Saint Lucia. “Youth Empowered to Shine!” a formal statement of the company’s commitment to youth development and being a precursor to a number of strategic initiatives.
Initially, these included further equipment donations and technical support to schools, human resource centres, and provide sponsorship to deserving entities and projects; but through the years the encouragement of youth skills development in both the professional & personal aspect has been included.
This name portrays an organization whose operational culture is dedicated to using some of its profits to identify social deficits and say YES! to the solutions. YES! is the exclamation of achievement, for both the company and its benefactors. Making a difference is doing more than what you must, it’s about doing what you can.