PRESS RELEASE – Telecommunications provider Digicel is giving back to the youth of St Lucia who performed exceptionally well at the just concluded Common Entrance Examinations.
A total of 6 students from primary schools around the island received a brand new Dell laptop as reward for their hard work and extraordinary performance at the examiniation.
Youth development through education is a key responsibility for any corporate citizen- a responsibility that Digicel takes very seriously; as the company recognizes that youth development is synonymous with Nation building. and in a tangible demonstration of this support, Digicel gave a few of the nation’s brightest young minds who topped their respective schools, a token of appreciation for the academic excellence that will continue along the trajectory of excellence at the next level. State-of-the-art Dell laptops were given to the students as today’s academic curriculum is heavily dependent on information and technology- so these laptops will benefit the students both in and out of the classroom.
In addition the laptops, Digicel recognizes that these are very challenging economic times and so will give the students a $1000 dollar bursary to help defray the cost of school supplies ahead of the new school year.
Among the extraordinary students who received computers were Herbie Auguste of Gordon &Walcott Memorial Methadist, Nyree Flavius of the Marchand Combined, Janaki Emmanuel of the Pierrot Combined School, Starr Greenage of the Dugard Combined school, Je-Quarn George of the Derniere Riviere Combined school and Jamal Julez of the Odsan Combined school.
At the presentation ceremony on Thursday July 17th, 2014, the students got a treat as Digicel endorsed musical Ambassador Ricky T officially handed over the laptops to each child. Digicel’s Marketing Executive Sergin John-Baptiste noted “Digicel is elated to be associated with these top Common Entrance achievers, who through their exemplary discipline, studiousness and hard work have distinguished themselves and the primary institutions they attended. According to her, “the highly commendable achievements of these students, who come from primary schools across the length and breadth of St. Lucia, have not only won them the praise and admiration of their peers, but also their teachers and parents.”
Digicel proudly congratulates these and all the other successful students’ who sat the 2014 Common Entrance examinations as they now get set to pursue their secondary school education.