Soufriere Top Achievers Awarded with Scholarships/Bursaries
The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) has yet again extended its humanitarianism to the town of Soufriere through the issuance of bursaries and scholarships. This programme, which has existed successfully for twelve years, is intended to facilitate the educational process for top achievers and underprivileged students who would have otherwise been unable to satisfy the cost of attaining a decent education.
Programme Co-ordinator Mr. Shem Jean is thrilled with the implementation: “I am very proud of what we have achieved. I have felt privileged in serving the inhabitants of this remarkable town and its environs. To the students I say, 'Take this gift that we have wholeheartedly given to you and produce fruit.'"
This year, some 300 students were beneficiaries for the upcoming academic year; 267 were book bursary recipients and 33 were scholarship recipients.
The curtains came down on the programme with a closing ceremony on August 29, 2018 when the top achievers were recognized for their noteworthy performance throughout the years.
Operations Manager Mr. Franklin Solomon urged the students to embrace education and its power, and show their parents that they ought to invest in them. “My parents did not have the ability to do for me, but when they saw the extent to which I tried, they felt obligated to find it.”
The 2018 top common entrance performer of Soufriere is Ms. Cyan Alfred while the top CXC performer is Ms. Velindel Esnard who obtained 11 ones and 2 twos.