Para­maka­toi stu­den Clarence A.F. Hugh

Stabroek News Sunday - - WORLD NEWS -

A young Para­maka­toi, Re­gion Eight res­i­dent has been given an op­por­tu­nity to pur­sue her dream of be­com­ing a lawyer with the help of the Hughes, Fields and Stoby law firm, which has awarded her a schol­ar­ship to pur­sue a law de­gree at the Univer­sity of Guyana (UG).

Paula Gomes, 20, a for­mer stu­dent of Pres­i­dent’s Col­lege, is the first re­cip­i­ent of the Clarence A. F. Hughes Schol­ar­ship for In­dige­nous stu­dents pur­su­ing the LLB pro­gramme.

Gomes had made an ap­peal to the Amerindian Peo­ples’ As­so­ci­a­tion (APA) for fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance af­ter se­cur­ing a place in the law pro­gramme for the cur­rent aca­demic year at UG. The APA, how­ever, not be­ing fi­nan­cially equipped to of­fer the sup­port, reached out to the law firm, which de­cided to award Gomes a full schol­ar­ship. The late Hughes was known for cham­pi­oning phi­lan­thropy.

In brief re­marks of the schol­ar­ship at town of­fices on Fr that while she is gra for its gen­eros­ity, should be avail­able nous peo­ple in­ter­est tiary ed­u­ca­tion.

“…I know of ma sons who are una re­lease their full be­cause of fi­nan­cia say this be­ing an com­ing from an Ind and be­ing some­one the strug­gle of In With that be­ing said to know that the op less if only you rea and wide enough,” s

Gomes also thank rep­re­sen­ta­tives La Michael McGar­rell, men­da­tions on her b

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