Soufriere Top Achiev­ers Awarded with Schol­ar­ships/Bur­saries

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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