Ogier supports Junior Achievement

| 27/09/2016
CNS Local Life

(L-R) Pat Randall and Glenda McTaggart of JA receive donation from Giorgio Subiotto of Ogier

(CNS Local Life): Law firm Ogier has made a donation to support Junior Achievement (JA), which focuses on helping young people to get ready for the workplace with programmes on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The non-profit educational organisation has been running since 1991, managing programmes in schools, job shadow schemes and sessions in kindergartens.
Giorgio Subiotto, an Ogier partner and JA board member, spoke of his firm’s involvement. “Every year we see around 300 students aged 14 to 17 come through the programme; and every year these youngsters amaze me with their intelligence, commitment, and confidence,” he said.

“Ogier is proud to be a supporter of this programme and we would encourage others to participate – by donating time or money, or both. You will find the experience uplifting.”

In thanking the firm, which donated $2,000, Pat Randall of JA, said: “We are most appreciative of Ogier for making this donation which will assist us to continue to provide the valuable programmes to our young people.

“One of the objectives of Junior Achievement is to assist students to be better prepared to enter the work force which is accomplished in a practical manner by having the students establish and administer their own company under the guidance of a team from the business community.

“In addition we provide in classroom courses to improve the students financial literacy. There are costs associated with the provision of these programmes and we are reliant upon donations from the private sector.”

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