Sagicor donates to Cleopatra Borel Foundation
Port of Spain, Trinidad—Regional insurance and financial services giant Sagicor is pleased to support the Cleopatra Borel Foundation (CBF) of the Trinidad-born four-time Olympian, Cleopatra Borel. Borel launched the foundation in 2019, with the NGO being registered in 2016. It was registered as an NGO in 2016.
Borel said, “The mission of the CBF (youth empowerment through sport and education) is daunting as a whole, but we believe it is attainable by taking small steps towards our goal with the support of partners like Sagicor. The support the foundation received from Sagicor will ‘kick-off’ the foundation’s newest and grandest initiative, which is to adopt the Mayaro Government Primary School.”
Jacinto Martinez, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Sagicor Life Inc, said, “Sagicor has always supported sports in Trinidad and Tobago, and is pleased to partner with the Cleopatra Borel Foundation. Her name is synonymous with excellence and determination to succeed. Her foundation’s mission of youth empowerment aligns with Sagicor’s mission of improving the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate.”
The foundation aims to expand this mission globally by “promoting sport as a conduit for health, wealth and wellness”. Since its launch, the foundation has had several motivational engagements and career workshops with youth groups, schools and athletic teams; supported the transition of young women leaving state care in collaboration with the Nina Program; mentored with the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) Program; distributed food and care packages to athletes and coaches during the covid-19 pandemic; provided food grants and personal care products to vulnerable individuals and families, as well as donated orthopaedic equipment to para-athletes.
Sagicor Life Inc Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Jacinto Martinez
hands over a cheque to four-time Olympian Cleopatra Borel for her
foundation, the Cleopatra Borel Foundation at Sagicor’s Port of Spain
office in early May. The support the foundation received from Sagicor
will “kick-off” the foundation’s newest and grandest initiative,
which is to adopt the Mayaro Government Primary School.