GECCU holds luncheon for teachers
February 15, 2011

GECCU holds luncheon for teachers

In a show of appreciation for Teacher Guides who assist the General Employees Cooperative Credit Union (GECCU) with their schools’ cooperatives, a luncheon was held on Friday, February 11, at the Murray Heights Hotel.{{more}}

Stating that the work of teachers often goes unnoticed, President of GECCU Philmore Isaacs stated that GECCU will see that teachers are appreciated for the work they do in helping to mould the nation’s children.

Isaacs said, being a former teacher, he knows that most teachers get their satisfaction from seeing students succeed and making their mark in the world. Isaacs thanked the teachers for the hard work they have been doing over the years and urged them to keep up the good work.

GECCU’s Chief Executive Lennox Bowman said when teachers impart the knowledge of financial literacy or financial management, they can look back and say they have contributed to the proper development of a child, community and country.

“We at GECCU are doing everything in our power to make sure financial literacy becomes a big part of these students,” Bowman said.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Mobilization Rosita Snagg said it was important that students get a sound footing at an early stage in their lives.

Stressing the importance of financial management, Snagg said some persons in society today might have done better financially if they had financial guides at school.

She too encouraged the teacher guides to continue assisting the children as they develop.

Senior Education Officer in the Ministry of Education Carlton Hall and Registrar of Cooperatives Cecil Jackson also shared brief remarks.

The vote of thanks was done by Madge Mandeville.