MSBM makes contribution to Elsie Bemand Home for Girls
As part of the commemoration of International Women’s Day in March, in addition to being feted, the women of Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) decided to make a contribution to a girls’ home to support and encourage the younger generation.
Members of staff were therefore asked to contribute a personal item which would then be consolidated and presented to the home. The Elsie Bemand Home for Girls in Havendale was chosen as the beneficiary however, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of most businesses including The University of the West Indies, there was a delay in presenting the gift items to the home.
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, a small team from MSBM visited the home and made the presentation. Due to the ongoing restrictions associated with COVID-19, there was no interaction with the girls, however the Chairman of the Board and the Senior House Mother accepted the gifts and expressed appreciation on behalf of the Home.
Pictured (L-R): Mr. Terrence Campbell, Programme Coordinator (MSBM), Ms. Jinelle Peart, Supervisor, Documenation Centre (MSBM), Mr. Sylvester Anderson, Board Chairman (Elsie Bemand Home for Girls), Mrs. Charmaine Hewitt, Senior Care Giver (Elsie Bemand Home for Girls), and Ms. Janice Henlin, Director of Marketing (MSBM).
MSBM gives back to Vauxhall High School
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, representatives of Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) visited Vauxhall High School and made a presentation of 40 combination desk/chairs. The contribution is part of MSBM’s outreach programme for the development of education in communities. Mrs. Marvalyn Campbell, Manager, Facilities and Support Services, MSBM is a proud past student of Vauxhall High School and was part of the team that made the presentation. The gift was received by Principal Prudence Brown-Pinnock and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Christopher Honeywell. Both were very appreciative of the contribution and expressed their gratitude to the School.
MSBM concludes Outreach Project at Fort George Early Childhood Institute
Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) concluded its 2016/17 outreach initiative dubbed “MSBM Outreach Day” on July 15, 2017 at the Fort George Early Childhood Institute, Fort George, Annotto Bay, St Mary. MSBM staff and faculty from both the Mona and Western Jamaica campuses joined together with helping hands and volunteering hearts to repave the school’s walkway, paint several areas of the school, refurbish the swing set, install water storage tanks and renovate the sanitary facilities. MSBM’s staff members and friends donated: educational toys and school supplies; educational devices and teaching aids; utensils and small appliances; building supplies and gave monetary contributions. Donations were also received from Blue Power Group Ltd (water tank), Tastee, Excelsior Jamaica Biscuit Company, C.B. Foods, Mae’s Catering; and Lasco iCool provided refreshments for the volunteers, and UWI Maintenance provided transportation of the items. The Project - one of MSBM’s Strategic Initiatives - began in April 2016 and concluded July 2017. The Project was executed in three phases.
MSBM Outreach Day 2016
The School embarked on phase one of its major outreach initiative dubbed “MSBM Outreach Day” on April 21, 2016 at the Fort George Early Childhood Institute, Fort George, Annotto Bay, St Mary. Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) staff from both the Mona and Western Jamaica campuses turned out in support of the initiative. The school’s staff members and friends donated: educational toys and school supplies; educational devices; utensils and small appliances for use in the preparation of meals for the children; toiletries; an 800 gallon water tank, paint, painting supplies, and a face basin. There was a formal handover of the gifts to the School’s Principal Mrs. Barbara Bhansi. Staff members engaged in a work day and painted the classrooms, erected the water tank with assistance from members of the UWI Maintenance Department and provided early learning stimulation to the students through organized games and reading.
MSBM and Mona Social Services Donate Chairs to August Town Primary
On Friday April 17, 2015 MSBM supported by Mona Social Services donated 20 combination desk/chairs to the August Town Primary School. Read more
MSBM Continues Support of "One Laptop Per Child" Initiative
The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) launched its third "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) project on May 16, 2013. Since its inception in 2011, the project has provided over 100 laptops to select schools. This year 20 XO laptops were distributed to the Mission House Basic School in Gordon Town, to be complemented by on-going teacher, parent and student training. Read more