Ariza Credit Union continues to support youth and communities through it’s second donation to GRENCODA. Ms. Kimalene Regis, Marketing and Communications Manager at Ariza presented Mr. Benny Langaigne – Programme Manager at GRENCODA with the donation of twenty thousand dollars (20,000.00) on Thursday August 15th at the organization’s Student Assistance Programme orientation in St. John.
Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA) is a non-profit organization with a deep focus on supporting and building rural communities. One of its flagship programmes is the Student Assistance Programme (SAP) which provides assistance to students of low-income households. Through the programme, which has been around for thirty-two (32) years, these students can cover tuition and other school related expenses such as books, uniforms, transportation, etc. Currently, approximately two hundred (200) students in secondary schools as well as T. A. Marryshow Community College benefit from this initiative.
In 2018, the SAP almost fell short on its funding goal; however, Ariza Credit Union quickly came on board. Ms. Regis remarked that “It is a pleasure for Ariza for be a part of this initiative again because the Credit Union loves to help its communities.” Initiatives like these are rooted in the credit union philosophy that helps its members progress and achieve upward mobility.
Ariza believes that one of the greatest rights is the opportunity to succeed. It is the conviction of the Credit Union that all members and by extension, communities should have access to opportunities that help them progress in life. The Credit Union hopes that with this contribution, the programme can continue to help more students attain a proper education and achieve their dreams.
The parents and students in attendance, were informed about the variety of products and services Ariza Credit Union provides to its members such as the Excel Student Club and multiple scholarships. The Excel Student Club was designed specifically for students beginning their secondary school tenure. It encourages regular savings which is the cornerstone of credit unions which allows them to offer competitive interest rates. Moreover, students are rewarded each term for an ‘A’ average, earn incentives for meeting savings goals and are taught key concepts in money management.
As a parting message, students were reminded by Ms. Regis that “…consistency builds progress” and that they should “…always try their best.”
For more information about our scholarship opportunities visit https://www.arizacu.com/services/scholarships/.