BCIC celebrated with Edufocal last week as they hosted their seventh staging of the Edufocal Excellence Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, with Guest Speaker Alando Terrelonge, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.
The innovative Edufocal social learning platform has been revolutionizing the way students prepare for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Exams through gamification. The competitive learning platform combines information with technology and uses game- design elements to challenge students to ascend and vie for a spot on the coveted leader board.
BCIC has been a committed supporter since Edufocal’s inception on March 15, 2012, as the company strongly believes in aiding the development of young people through education and sports, and much of the company’s recent sponsorship activity has been aimed at activities for young people.
Peter Levy, Managing Director of BCIC in his speech at the seventh annual Edufocal Excellence Awards highlighted that last year, BCIC provided scholarships of $50,000 to the top performers in CSEC. Mr. Levy announced, “This year, we are upping that to $140,000 which will provide 40 Primary school students the opportunity to access the EduFocal platform.”
Edufocal awarded 20 students for their outstanding performance in securing a spot on the platform’s leaderboard with Jeremiah Shim being awarded 1st place for the PEP category and Richard Greenwood for the CSEC. Both winners received a $50,000 bursary, plaques, gift certificates and a goodie bag from BCIC.
In keeping with its commitment to promoting youth development through education and sports, BCIC has sponsored several initiatives such as the All Jamaica Junior Squash Championships, Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships with a focus on not only raising awareness the awareness of golf in Jamaica but also providing opportunities for young women to be involved in the sport through their #GirlsforGolf Initiative.