GGPE Takes Centre stage at the UK-Jamaica Fair

The third iteration of the UK-Jamaica Fair was held on the West Lawns of King’s House on Saturday, February 29th. There, the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) was on full display showcasing the impact and reach of the Programme.

Aided by an army of I Believe Initiative (IBI) Ambassadors, the GGPE booth was an informational tool that provided visitors with a first-hand experience of the Programme’s array of civic initiatives.

GGPE National Coordinator, Ms. Sonja Simms, hailed the day as “a success” and acknowledged the active involvement of IBI Ambassadors while giving a nod to sponsors of the Programme.

Speaking on the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), which was a feature of the display, Ms. Simms mentioned that applications are open from February 17th to March 16th to individuals with a demonstrable track record in academia and exemplary social involvements. They are invited to apply particularly in the award age group categories of 18 – 24 and 25 – 35. Applications for the Over 35 age group are also being invited and those nominated should focus on excellence in community-based leadership and volunteerism.

The day culminated with prizes and giveaways of branded items along with sponsored gift baskets.

The UK-Jamaica Fair represents the British High Commission’s annual flagship event to foster partnership between Jamaica and the United Kingdom. Held under the theme “Creativity is Great,” the fair highlighted the synergistic and historical foreign relations between both countries.

Written by: Andwayne Davis