A caring COB
Sun, September 02, 2012 - 12:03 AM
THE CITY OF Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Limited, celebrating seven years of its COB Cares scheme, is boasting its significant growth.
Credit union president Lynette Holder yesterday explained that the initiative, once known as the Youth Savers Programme and now rebranded the COB Cares Maxine McClean Scholarship Programme, had moved from an investment of $30 000 for 28 students, to over $80 000 in 2012 for 70-plus students.
Holder was speaking at a ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre rewarding member students who had excelled in the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination, Caribbean Examinations Council tests, the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination and at tertiary study.
Speaking further to the growth of the COB, Holder said: “We boast of having over 45 000 members and 17 per cent of that number represents our Youth Savers. At the end of our last financial year, it was 8 564 persons who are a part of the COB Cares programme,” she said. (AH)
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