Businessman gives back to community
Businessman Roy McIntosh has lived in Braeton Phase 3 for many years.
Though he has seen greener pastures overseas, he has never once neglected the place he calls home.
Recently, McIntosh used his own resources to put on a back-to-school treat in the community of Braeton Phase 3, which is located in South St Catherine.
Ten students who recently performed well in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) were given tablets and school supplies to assist them in school.
The students are currently attending schools such as Kingston College, Bridgeport High and Holy Childhood, among others.
"This is my way of giving back to my community. I see education as a way to move the youths forward. If our children succeed, then the community succeeds, and then in turn the whole Jamaica succeeds," McIntosh said.
He added: "I think education can reduce the levels of crime in our island. Education diminishes ignorance as it promotes reasoning ability."
Apart from the children being rewarded, a former deputy head boy at Kingston Technical, D. Clarke, who now attends Caribbean Maritime Institute, was given a brand new laptop to assist with his studies.
McIntosh is being hailed as a champion in his community.
Owen Irons, an advocate for change and community building, said McIntosh's charitable gesture is good for Braeton Phase 3.
"This man is like a saviour in our community. He has championed the cause of education and community development, and that's a good thing," he said.