Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting local charities, Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, and Guy Carpenter, a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, announced today that they are donating $6,000 to two local charities: Family Centre and Adult Education School. Marsh and Guy Carpenter are operating companies of Marsh & McLennan Companies.


“These organisations provide essential services and programmes for our community,” said David Ezekiel, Country Corporate Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Bermuda and Chairman of Marsh’s Bermuda Charity Committee. “We appreciate the value they bring and are pleased to be able to contribute to their efforts.”


Family Centre was established in 1990 to provide skills to families to enable them to be successful and to sustain that success. Through prevention and intervention services for families, in schools and throughout the community, Family Centre works with children who suffer from problems such as abuse, neglect and other emotional challenges, and with their families.


Dr. Sandy De Silva, Director of Services at Family Centre, says of the donation: “In 2013 Family Centre provided counselling services for 237 children and families; we expect to see a similar or higher demand for our varied services in 2014 because of the ongoing challenges that families face, and often they face multiple challenges placing them at risk of being in constant crisis. Support from the community through donations such as this enables us to deal with each and every child in a specialized way. We are so grateful for this kind of assistance.”


Adult Education School provides alternative education to those who need another pathway to reach their goals. They cater to students 16 years and older, who have chosen to leave traditional education, to adults who are interested in upgrading their skills. The school works with approximately 250 students each year. More than 50 students graduated from the school with a General Educational Development in 2013 and some went on to receive awards and scholarships. The school also designs customised education programmes and provides adult literacy services.


“Donor dollars are critical to students who might not be able to otherwise afford to attend the school,” says Donna Daniels, Executive Director of the Adult Education School. “Our very low fees are subsidised through donations and help us to ensure that every student gets the education they need to succeed. We are extremely grateful for the support of Marsh and Guy Carpenter and for their belief in the work that we do.”


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