Corporate Hands: ICD Group leading corporate philanthropy

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January 25, 2016
Contributed Howard McCatty, coordinator of The MultiCare Foundation's Annual Summer Camp, listens keenly as this teenage girl describes her artwork to a group of 30 youngsters present at the camp held at Mount Airy in August 2015.
Contributed Senior trainer with Internet Income Jamaica, Sue-Tanya McHorgh, assists a YUTE Microwork Participant to register and perform tasks for global clients as part of a two-day training session held at the YUTE Microwork lab located at Rise Life Management Services in downtown Kingston during November 2015
Contributed Georgia Lewis Scott, former executive director of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), conducts training with a group of Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE) mentees in July 2015.
Contributed The Holy Childhood High School in performance during the MultiCare Foundation's annual lunch hour concert at The Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts last November. The MultiCare Foundation provides enrichment programmes in Sports and the Visual and Performing Arts to some 31 schools in the Kingston Metropolitan Area, and is endowed by the ICD Group, FLOW Jamaica and the Caribbean Cement Company.
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The ICD has over the years supported a wide range of social outreach initiatives to enhance the communities it serves. In recent years, these have included major programmes dedicated to enriching the education, training and empowerment of disadvantaged children and youth.

Three of these beneficiaries are Youth Upliftment Through Employment, The MultiCare Foundation, and Youth Opportunities Unlimited. More than 3,000 children and young men and women currently benefit from the work of these outstanding NGOs.

ICD has provided physical facilities, critical financial and technical support to ensure the sustainability of these NGOs. According to ICD Chairman Joseph M Matalon: "Our youth are not disposable, and without tangible private sector efforts to tackle the complex of social and economic inequalities exacerbating the consistently high levels of youth unemployment we are facing today, untold numbers of young Jamaicans face a daunting future".

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