Scotiabank Community Program
In December 2011 Scotiabank made a $10,000 donation to the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) Foundation to further the work being done at the centre.
YEP was created and tailored to the unique needs, interests, and values of British Virgin Islands’ youth. YEP seeks to assist youth in realising their capabilities regardless of their economic status, race, creed, religion, or personal history in a safe and non-restrictive environment.
Joycelyn Murraine, managing director of Scotiabank in the British Virgin Islands, stated that “corporate social responsibility is a fundamental part of the way we do business at Scotiabank. We understand that to succeed, we must act in a manner that is socially responsible.
“At Scotiabank, giving back in meaningful ways is an important part of who we are and what we do,” she added. “Our Community Program unites all our charitable, social, and community efforts, employee volunteer activities, under one global banner. Our goal at Scotiabank is to make a difference by supporting organisations and projects that have a direct, immediate impact on the communities where we live and work.”
The $10,000 donation was made on December 20 at the BVICCHA Conference Room. The cheque was presented by Murraine to Esther Rabsatt, executive assistant of the YEP Foundation.