Dennery North students benefit from Shawn Edward Bursary Program

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Dennery North students benefit from Shawn Edward Bursary Program
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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.

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  1. Lucians are never satisfied this is why we nation is the way it is. No matter what somebody do to help we always find a way to criticise its never good enough. Good job sir. Hpe alot of representatives can do the same for their constituents.

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  2. It was his idea why cant he be praised for it- Most men undertaking charity works dont really take money out of their own pockets- There is something called fund-sourcing- So shut up yall ignorant fools- Stop being political backsides thnx

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  3. If he went out and sourced the assistance through begging or asking that is worth a tremendous contribution, whether he personally contributed his money becomes irrelevant. His effort his work his initiate well done district rep brand your effort you deserve it

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  4. I wish that the district rep for Anse la Raye/Canaries would do such honours.

    Dr. Long please borrow that page.

    Students from your constituency need a little incentive.

    Never have I heard of any one of the representatives helping students in the community.

    The schools have some brilliant students..and and some parents are in dire need of help.

    I

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  5. Aa. And I did not even know of that.oh maybe it was a friend thing that happen there? Anyway good job but the parents need work so they can provide for their children, that is not your responsibility Sir. Stop creating a culture of dependence.

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  6. Yeah yeah yeah
    Election campaign. Why don't we find a way to ensure these parents are meaningfully employed so they do not depend on handouts from politician

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  7. I believe in the value of education but I can't help but notice that it says Edward gets some money "partners" from 3rd parties, then launches a scholarship with his name attached.. How much did he personally contribute? It makes me uneasy that these things are launched and it looked like he is some wonderful benefactor like Bill Gates, when in fact his contribution could be minimal. I also think it would be more transparent if he wasn't running for election when launching such initiatives.

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