A quote from Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, sets the tone for this article. He said, “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
These words succinctly illustrate NICE Global’s recent trip to the Rodlyn Fisher Basic School, located in Granville, St. James. The company, after joining the Jamaican BPO industry in 2014, knew they wanted to provide jobs for the citizens in and around St. James. But they also wanted to do more by giving back to the community, with the aim of making a positive contribution to society.
The trip to the Rodlyn Fisher Basic School ended up touching the hearts of those who attended. The trip was to honor the children with gifts of appreciation, while also taking part in a lively interaction with those who run the school.
The NICE Global team of ten was led by Suzette Chen-Slack, Nadine Daley-Ellis, Steven Oates, and Jevonese Williams. These caring individuals wanted to bring joy to the faces of the children. After speaking with Elaine Brown, the school’s Principal, the group brought the idea of presenting gifts of appreciation to the school for impacting future leaders.
On the day the NICE Global team visited the school, they were met with cheerful voices saying “Good morning teacher and classmates,” which brought wide smiles to the faces of the NICE Global group, as it was a sentimental moment to be greeted with such joy and happiness.
After sharing a wonderful story, Mrs. Chen-Slack and other members of the NICE group presented the gifts of appreciation to the children, which included school supplies and fun items. Ms. Williams then presented a blender to the Principal, Miss Elaine Brown.
Shoaib Shaffee, Site Director of NICE Global, was 100% behind the initiative and was instrumental in ensuring that the gifts for the children and the presentation to the school were taken care of. Mr. Shaffee is always looking for ways to give back to the community and create true outreach that will help young children develop, prosper, and one day become future leaders.
NICE Global believes in giving back to the community through charitable efforts. The company regularly works with the community to promote training and jobs, as well as working to meet community needs through various outreach programs. NICE practices the gift of giving, not to look good to the world, but to reap the rewards of giving back, which can help yield a healthy, happy, and successful community.