GG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative

first_img By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporter RelatedGG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative GG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative Governor GeneralJuly 14, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has extended an invitation to members of the media and advertising fraternities to partner with him in executing the I Believe Initiative, which he currently spearheads with Lady Allen. Delivering the keynote address at the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica’s (AAAJ) annual Media of the Year awards luncheon at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on July 13, the Governor-General explained that the Initiative embodies the ideal of Jamaica being positioned as a place that inspires persons to believe in, and actualise their full potential in order to contribute to building a prosperous, progressive and peaceful nation. Arguing the rationale for his invitation, he contended that media and advertising interests share a symbiotic relationship, resulting in what he said were outputs of “high quality and high ethics.” “We have grown up on the Gleaner’s National Spelling Bee, and TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz. We have been inspired by the Jamaica Observer’s Examination Study Guide (and) the Business Leader Awards, and the RJR Group’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards, and many others,” he stated. The Governor-General also commended both sets of stakeholders for imparting to the nation some of the ideals consistent with those of the Initiative, which he noted formed part of his inaugural speech on his appointment as Head of State in 2009. “Suddenly, I (started to hear) children from various schools using the words as part of their choral pieces,” he said, while making special mention of a collaboration between the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) and Mona Preparatory School in St. Andrew, to produce a video incorporating these ideals. Citing the significant individual and collective inputs of advertising and media interests to national life,  the Governor-General  said that their  partnership “is crucial to the Initiative,  which focuses on self-actualisation, particularly for our troubled youth, who are vulnerable to abuse and easy recruitment into criminal gangs.” He highlighted some of the key areas of focus under the Initiative,  namely access to education, mentorship, parenting, and counselling, and invited media and advertising interests to support the efforts to enhance the lives of the persons targeted, particularly the young people. “With your support, we can ignite hope in our nation by instilling confidence in our young people. We can help to restore the values through strong family, peer and educational structures. The responsibility we have to our youth cannot be overstated, and the ‘I Believe Initiative’ is offering a means through which corporate Jamaica can promote and assist with what is right with Jamaica, to fix what is wrong with Jamaica,”  he emphasised.          The AAAJ presented over 20 media and advertising awards to media and advertising executives and organisations excelling in their craft during 2010. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor, Sunday Herald, R. Christine King, was adjudged the Media Personality of the Year, while the Gleaner Company received the Media of the Year award. Advertisements RelatedGG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative RelatedGG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiativelast_img read more

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