It’s graduation season again for many students across St. Vincent and the Grenadines and one company is ensuring that they make a lasting impact on their lives as they complete their primary education.
House of Ellis, a local company which has as its core youth and community development, will again give graduation assistance to schools on the island. According to a press release by the company’s Director of Marketing Tamara Barrow, since 2016, the company has been supporting the Pamelus Burke Primary and the Georgetown Government Schools and this year, they have extended assistance to three other schools, Dickson Methodist, Owia Government and the St. Mary’s R. C Schools. Graduation assistance includes trophies for the top Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) students as well as scholarships and special gifts.
The press release further stated that in 2018, they offered their first scholarship award of US$500 to Jada Williams of the Pamelus Burke Primary School. This year, the scholarship awardees have increased to two students; one from the Pamelus Burke Primary and the other from the Georgetown Government School. The graduating class of all five schools will receive a special gift courtesy the company, the release said.
President and Founder of House of Ellis – McGregor Ellis says, “I give back because I want to give hope to the kids,” “I want them to identify with someone from their background, someone who has achieved much and let them know that they can have those same goals and dreams.” He went on to say “It gives me joy every time. I would have it no other way.”