GIS – Approximately fifty students from primary and secondary schools in the Dennery North constituency received financial aid from the Hon. Shawn Edward School Bursary Program.
The students accepted their bursaries at a presentation ceremony last Thursday, held at the Mabouya Development Human Resource Centre.
The parliamentary representative for Dennery North, Hon. Shawn Edward, partnered with various agencies to develop the program.
“We need to recognize the vast talent that exists in the constituency. The valley is a rich repository of talent—sporting talent, farming talent and educational talent. Today, all we want to say to you, the parents, that we recognize the role that education plays in the development of people, children, and families. That is why we are reaching out to parents who have had much difficulty in making ends meet.”
Mr. Edward added that investment in education is a guaranteed escape from poverty and hardship.
Minister for Education, Human Resource Development and Labor, Hon. Robert Lewis endorsed the program and emphasized its significance.
“I think these sorts of ceremonies where young people or persons are recognized for their efforts in the educational field is commendable. The biggest resource we have in our country is our people. They are the most important resource. The more recognition that is given and the more effort that is put into the development of that resource is of the utmost importance for our country.”
At the ceremony, there were representatives from partner agencies, schools and community based organization.