INVESTED IN JAMAICA
PANJAM’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities reflect our philosophy of “Investing in Jamaica” by implementing sound business practices; assisting the communities in which we operate; and helping to shape a better, more educated society. We believe these activities both benefit society and enhance corporate value.
Our mission is directed towards encouraging positive social change in our communities of impact through the areas of Early Childhood Education, the development of the Arts and the protection of the Environment.
The PanJam Group, through the C.B. Facey Foundation continue to challenge ourselves to engage in community initiatives in a more holistic and hands-on approach to ensure project sustainability and maximal impact in our areas of focus.
Over the years, we have discovered that in order to ensure our human resources are being effectively utilized, persons need to be educated on how to take responsibility for achieving balance and well being in their lives. This perspective, along with the integration of education, the arts and the environment has aided our projects to enhance the social, emotional, spiritual and physical well being of others.
Taking into consideration our overall operating environment in fiscal year 2014, we continued to promote initiatives in five key areas of our CSR agenda, bearing in mind their relevance to PANJAM’s businesses and the concerns of our stakeholders. These included: Education, Environment, Arts, Economic Growth & Business Sustainability.
In the area of education, we embarked on a school transformation initiative to enhance both the physical infrastructure and teaching and learning pedagogy at Boys Town Infant and Primary School in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The goal is to establish this school as a model for public and private partnerships within the Jamaican education system. We believe education is linked to a more peaceful and stable society free of conflict, which improves the ease of doing business. As such, all projects within this initiative hold a community development component, which impacts the neighboring communities of Boys Town.
For a smooth transition into our project in Boys Town, we have also begun integrating our staff with the community members. In December, the staff planned and participated in their first of many Boys Town activities in the form of a Christmas Treat. All 400 children received Christmas gifts and engaged in fun activities such as face painting.
We also participated as title sponsors in the 2014 SANTA Golf Tournament where more than five charities received cash donations. This included Wortley Home and Boys Town Development Centre.