Ten children will benefit from St. Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) Education Awards programme for the academic year 2020/2021. Of the ten, five have been granted full scholarships, while the other five received bursaries.
Each scholarship is valued at $1400 annually for five years, while the bursaries are in the sum of $200. per child.
The awardees and their parents attended an orientation session hosted by VINLEC on Tuesday, August 25th.
Speaking at the session, VINLEC’s Human Resources Officer Mrs. Mignan Providence encouraged the students to continue to excel as they enter an important phase in their lives. She urged the parents to support them.
General Secretary of the National Workers Movement (NWM), Mr. Noel Jackson stressed the importance of discipline, and referenced that it was of the discipline exhibited by the students why they were able to succeed. He encouraged them to continue to focus as they move forward.
This year’s scholarship recipients are Mekyla Doyle, Roshaun J. Phillips, Eriscia Crooke, Davant Robinson and Nevan Foster. The bursary recipients are Alyssa Compton, J’niqua Collis, Davannet Bowens, Shannon George and Auriel Stephens.
Since its inception in 1984, VINLEC’s Education Awards programme has availed assistance to a total of 229 students. Currently, the programme has 24 secondary level students and 2 tertiary level students, who have completed their first year at the Community College.
VINLEC’s Education Awards programme provides financial and moral assistance to employees’ children, with a view to support the children as they seek to reach their greatest potential. VINLEC is conscious that this investment is necessary as a well-educated workforce of tomorrow depends on accessible education today.
This Education Awards programme is merit-based and the awards are granted based on the students’ performance in the local Caribbean Primary Education Assessment.