In among his very first efforts as Sandals Resorts International’s Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart has announced the production of The Gordon “Butch” Stewart Tourist & & Hospitality Scholarship, promoting the power of education and learning to create the next generation of Caribbean tourist leaders in honor of the Honorable Gordon “Butch” Stewart O.J, C.D, Hon. LLD.
“My papa very counted on the power of possibility; he understood and commemorated the capability of people to rise above their prospective as well as complete terrific points,” said Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “This scholarship’s core goal is to ensure a solid future for the Caribbean resort sector by sustaining the talent pipeline with chance — a real reflection of my daddy’s passion for the area as well as its capacity. That’s why I am happy to recognize his memory and the instance he established by empowering our employee to fantasize huge and desire bright.”
Moneyed through contributions elevated by the Sandals Structure, the brand name’s charitable philanthropic arm focused on making a distinction in the lives of the Caribbean individuals, the eponymous scholarship is available to permanent employee who will be evaluated based on their financial requirements, individual characteristics, and also success in their existing function. Functioning along with the renowned Sandals Corporate University (SCU) as well as in collaboration with neighborhood schools, recipient(s) of the scholarship will certainly be eligible to obtain funding for approximately a four-year university program in hospitality and also tourism. Applications will certainly come via the SCU starting June 1, 2021.
“When we released the Sandals Structure in 2009, we did so to put a formal face to the philanthropic initiatives my father promoted given that he opened the doors of Sandals Montego Bay in 1981. It’s my honor now to ‘formalize’ this scholarship in his name, sealing his passion for mentorship and also his profound desire to boost the assurance of the Caribbean,” claimed Stewart.
In addition to the scholarship program, those wanting to help recognize the late Gordon “Butch” Stewart as well as his love of the region he called house, can do so by giving away to sustain the marine conservation efforts of the Sandals Structure. Through the production and management of reefs nurseries and also marine sanctuaries, and by partnering with regional area groups for mangrove remediation and also turtle conservation, the Sandals Foundation has helped to recover and also suffer the fragile aquatic ecosystems the world has come to know and love. Additionally, the Foundation has continued its commitment to work along with neighborhood institutions and teachers to incorporate aquatic education and learning in their curriculum, spearhead hands-on school trip to protected areas, and also involve citizens in seaside areas on appropriate strong waste monitoring programs to make sure the visibility of ecological stewards for many years to come.
According to Heidi Clarke, Executive Supervisor of the Sandals Structure, “The late Chairman was most in the house when on the water. He had an unshakeable love for the Caribbean Sea and for many years, greatly added to marine preservation throughout the area,” stated Clarke. “Mr. Stewart has actually influenced numerous people around the world, and also his heritage will certainly live on as we continue to enhance our partnerships as well as communities to be favorable adjustment makers.”
Sandals Resorts International and the Sandals Foundation will continue to do their component in furthering Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s interest for philanthropy by informing the area’s individuals, giving the necessary tools as well as funds to more specialist goals, and also carrying out efforts to safeguard the islands he liked so much.
To find out more and also to donate to The Gordon “Butch” Stewart Tourism & & Hospitality Scholarship or to Marine Conservation initiatives, please check out www.sandalsfoundation.org.
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