By Ernesto Cooke
The Roland Peters Scholarship Foundation continue to provide much-needed support to the children of Coull’s Hill and surrounding areas.
Over the past four years, the foundation carried out a number of programs to assist students from north leeward in the north to as far as Union Island in the southern grenadines. On Friday, September 9th the foundation launched it’s “Giving Every Child A Start” program at the Westwood Methodist School.
The main focus of this program was to provide every student at the school with school supplies to begin the new school year. Before presenting the school supplies to the students, Resource manager Mr. Noland Allen reminded students of the importance of attaining an education and encouraged the students to make the best of the opportunity given.
Founder of the foundation Mr. Roland Peters noted his drive to offer students assistance is rooted in the realization that education is a very important factor as it relates to improving one’s standard of living. Mr. Peters noted that taking on the challenge of providing school supplies to every student in the school was a dream come through.
According to Mr. Peters “I felt kind of bad that I could not afford to help a lot of students from the community that applied for assistance at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year”.
As a result, Mr. Peters began preparations for the launch of the “Giving Every Child A Start” program for the 2016-2017 school year. Providing school supplies to every student at the Westwood Methodist School is the biggest project the foundation has carried out since it official launch in 2013.
The Roland Peters Scholarship Foundation will like to thank everyone for their support and wish the students of SVG a successful school year.