Our Partners
“At Sygnus, we believe in building long-term partnerships that last. It is the cornerstone of our success. The individuals and institutions who we actively engage in deep and meaningful ways amplify our business’s ability to make a difference in our communities and the world”

Elizabeth James

Vice President of Wealth Management & Client Services

St. Patrick’s Foundation cares for and empowers at-risk youth and residents of low-income communities by providing training and development opportunities that will encourage social and economic advancement. The Foundation provides human resource development and skills training through three community centres and a number of other initiatives.

Since 2018, Sygnus has maintained a relationship with St. Patrick’s Foundation, a non-profit human and community development organization established in 1994 to serve people of West Kingston’s inner-city communities. The Foundation currently operates three community centres and a home for abandoned golden agers.

INITIATIVES

  • 2018 – Donation of $200,000 to finance the improvement of the Foundation’s Head Office
  • 2019 – Donation of $100,000 to assist with back-to-school initiatives by the Foundation
  • 2020 – Donation of over $1,000,000 towards COVID-19 Relief Efforts
  • 2022 – Donation of $250,000 towards the purchase of school supplies for the children residing in Seaview Gardens and surrounding communities
"With breast cancer still the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Jamaican women above the age of 25 years, at Sygnus, we believe that early detection is an important way to give our Jamaican women an opportunity to fight this disease and as such we will continue to play our part in assisting women to get screened.”

Elizabeth James

Vice President of Wealth Management & Client Services

Over the last two years SCI has donated approximately J$1,000,000.00 to facilitate 200 women across the island to complete their mammogram screenings at the Jamaica Cancer Society for the early detection of breast cancer.

This year we were able to donate J$500,000.00 to the Jamaica Cancer Society. The contribution will go towards covering the fees for 100 women to do a Mammogram screening, in order to assist with the early detection of breast cancer.

The SCI team believes that every individual should be able to have access to screening for early detection of breast cancer. The global pandemic has brought several financial challenges to many households, which has led to the de-prioritization of breast cancer screening for many of our women. We believe that this is an opportunity to assist in continuing the conversation around the awareness of breast cancer, and the importance of early screening.

“I am grateful to Sygnus for their contribution towards our Math Chattingz initiative. They have shown me two things: 1) they are committed to amplifying the voices of youth by supporting our work and 2) they are genuine in their fight against the inequalities that affect the Caribbean region. Their donation will go a far way in buying the much-needed school supplies for the children in the five countries that Math Chattingz targets, making the delivery of the educational content run more smoothly.”

Jénine Shepherd

President and Board Co-Chair, Youths for Excellence

The Sygnus Group has donated the sum of JMD$300,000 to Math Chattingz, a Youths For Excellence (YFE) initiative geared towards highlighting the applicability of mathematics in a greatly diversified range of careers. Youths for Excellence is a registered charity for the holistic development of underserved youth, founded in 2015 by President and Board Co-Chair Jénine Shepherd, when she was 17 years of age, because she recognized the effects of social and economic deprivation on young children at schools in Jamaica.

Today the organisation’s efforts and initiatives have impact throughout the Caribbean. Guided by a vision to eradicate education inequality in the world, starting with the Caribbean region, the organisation serves inner-city youth across the region by providing them with the adequate tools of healthcare, nutrition and sound tutelage to put them on the path to success.

“At Sygnus, innovation is one of our guiding principles that enables us to unlock opportunities for our clients and those initiatives and organisations that we support and assist. In this same vein, we are proud to support Youths For Excellence in providing students across the Caribbean with the opportunity to broaden their access and potential for achieving future success via Mathematics. This programme will introduce students to Mathematics at all levels and really help to break the stigma against the subject. Mathematics can open so many doors for our youth and can usher them into a world of opportunities and careers, not only in STEM-related fields but also in the Arts, Design, Health, Entertainment, and Finance—for which it is the foundation. We applaud Youths For Excellence for their innovation in creating this immersive and interactive experience that is sure to positively impact the perception of the subject amongst our youth!”

The event was conceptualized by Youths For Excellence and will be executed in collaboration with the Ministries of Education in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Grenada and Barbados to benefit youth across the region.

Since its inception, YFE has championed a holistic method of educational intervention. The organization has assisted children to receive not only textbooks but also tablets, health checkups, travel passes, lunch passes, and resources for their parents, to facilitate employment. The organization has also collaborated on several multinational projects with multiple Caribbean governments and international organizations like the UNDP, CDB and UNESCO.