Ninety disadvantaged students (90) are now in a better position to return to school in September thanks to bursaries received recently from the Vincentian Diaspora in the UK.
The bursaries were received by students and parents on Friday, August 17, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Conference Room.
Chairperson of the proceedings, Deputy Director of Foreign Policy and Research, Mrs Doris Charles, read a letter from this country’s High Commissioner in London, H.E. Cenio Lewis, in which he urged recipients to remember the donors who worked hard to earn their income from which they make their donations.
Among the donors he said are pensioners in the UK Vincentian Diaspora who are hoping the students will work diligently to acquire their education.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sir Louis Straker, said his Ministry received EC $31, 500.00 from the UK Vincentian Diaspora. He told the parents and students in attendance, that these donations are as a result of what the Lord has placed on loving kind hearts to make their lives better.
He thanked Cenio Lewis and Mrs. Charles for mobilizing the resources to send to this country. The Deputy Prime Minister also used the opportunity to implore parents to work hard with their children and help them.