GraceKennedy Limited is reminding members of the public that the closing date for nominations for the GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker Award Programme 2019 is Monday, November 18.

The annual awards programme, presented in association with the Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU), invites members of the public to submit nominations for their household workers – caregivers, nannies, handymen, cooks, gardeners, or anyone who has been employed to them on a full or part-time basis for at least a year. A panel of judges will decide on the top ten nominees, with a series of interviews then determining the top male and female household worker of the year.

To participate, members of the public are being invited to submit a written, 200-word essay explaining how the household worker has made a difference in their homes and their lives. They are also being asked to complete a nomination form, which is available in the press, as well as through the company’s website at Entries can be dropped off at the Company’s offices at 73 Harbour Street in Kingston, labelled “GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year Award,” or sent via the company’s website and the aforementioned email address.

The awards programme, which honours household workers for their outstanding performance, was conceptualized in 2014 to recognise and reward individuals who are employed within households for the invaluable contribution they make towards families and to nation building.

The first-and second-placed male and female winners of the awards will receive over $1 million in prizes. Cash prizes will also be presented to first-placed winners to finance their educational advancement or to assist a student of their choice.

The awards programme is named in honour of the late Dr Heather Little-White, in recognition of her years of service at GraceKennedy Limited. Dr Little-White first served as marketing officer from 1980 to 1983, and then as manager of Grace Kitchens and Consumer Centre from 1984 to 1993. While at Grace Kitchens, she started the popular television programme Creative Cooking, which promoted good nutrition for all Jamaicans. Dr Little-White was equally well known for her dedication to the upliftment of household workers and overall improvement of their socio-economic condition.

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