In keeping with a tradition started some 21 years ago, the East Caribbean Group of Companies (EGCG) has again awarded full scholarships and book allowances to children of its employees, who were successful in the 2020 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA).
This year’s ceremony, held at the ECGC Training Room on August 7th, 2020, saw Natalia Charles – daughter of Mrs. Samanthia Lugay-Charles employed in the HR Department – and Kaeli Martin – daughter of Mr. Ewan Martin of the Maintenance Department – being the recipients of full scholarships.
Sophia DeRiggs, Shania Craigg and Jeffrey Knights Jr. received book allowances. Sophia is the Mr. Elvis DeRiggs – CEO/ECGC; Shania – the daughter of Mr. Jemel Craigg of the Production Department of East Caribbean Feeds; and Jeffery – the son of Mr. Jeffrey Knights of the Maintenance Department.
The full scholarship awardees will each receive EC$1,200.00 per year for five years of secondary school, and EC$1,500.00 a year for two years of college education.
Book allowance recipients will collect EC$600 each for the first five years and EC$750 for each of two years of college.
Mrs. Phyllis James – Human Resource Manager – explained the facets of the scholarships awarded and congratulated the recipients and their parents.
Remarks were given by Mr. Owran Charles a former full scholarship holder and son of ECGC’s employee Ms. Cynthia Charles. He encouraged the students to understand the value of money and to recognize and appreciate the numerous efforts parents make for their children throughout their school journey. He also spoke about being focused and preparing for the increased work of secondary school.
The awards were distributed by Mr. Paul Velox – Operations Manager – who also congratulated each recipient.
Each student was given an opportunity to speak; they thanked their parents for their support and ECGC for awarding the scholarships.
Ms. Makeda Frederick-Smith, ECGC’s Marketing Officer, gave the vote of thanks congratulating the students on their excellent performance, the parents on their support of their children, the company on their notable service to employees and in this case, their children. (Source: ECGC)