Nominations for the fifth annual GraceKennedy/Heather Little White Household Workers Awards will close on November 7.
The awards programme to honour household workers for their outstanding performance was conceptualised to recognise and reward individuals who are employed within households for the invaluable contribution they make towards families and to national development.
The awards programme honours 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.
The awards programme is open to individuals who work, full-time or part-time, in return for wages, in a household.
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 the first-place winners for either their educational advancement or a student they designate.