Moon Palace Foundation helps the local community through education initiatives
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic hitting Jamaica’s tourism sector hard, Moon Palace Jamaica, is still committed to helping the local community by offering annual scholarships through its charity, Moon Palace Foundation. In fact, not only has Moon Palace Foundation continued to give back but the organization has also increased the number of beneficiaries and value of the grants. “Moon Palace Jamaica recognizes that, with the COVID 19 pandemic, now more than ever people need assistance. And so, despite the serious challenges facing the tourism sector, we are committed to standing by our promise to honor our scholarship program,” said Natalie Boreland, general manager, Moon Palace Foundation. “Not only have we renewed the 16 scholarship recipients from previous years, but we have also awarded 12 new scholarships this year,” she added. The scholarships granted to each recipient continue for the duration of their respective programs and cover one third of the cost of tuition and other related expenses. The Moon Palace Foundation began awarding the scholarships in 2016 to benefit staff members, children of staff members and members of the St Ann community, with an initial amount of $430,933 for seven recipients. With this year’s allocation of $4.1 million for the 28 recipients, the total amount awarded since inception stands at more than $11.7 million Jamaican dollars.