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C&W investing in youth

C&W investing in youth


Four students will be getting some help in obtaining their secondary education come September. Cable & Wireless is maintaining its connectivity to the Vincentian populace, and this year, the money to the scholarship winners has increased to $1,400.

C&W Chief Executive Officer Daryl Jackson handed over cheques to the new recipients last Monday at Arnos Vale.{{more}}

The new batch comprises: Ohnta Creese, Jabari Dublin, Tevon Williams and Andie Jackson.

Creese, a former student of C.W Prescod, placed ninth for Boys and 23rd overall in the recent Common Entrance Examination.

Williams was 62nd for Boys and 145th overall. He is a former St. Mary’s RC student. Dublin who attended the Kingstown Preparatory School, placed 51st for Boys and 116th overall. Jackson was 221st for Boys and 467th overall. He attended the Sion Hill Government School.

The new recipients bring to 29 the number of persons currently under Cable & Wireless’ scholarship programme.

CEO Daryl Jackson highlighted education as a linkage between his company and the nation. For him, the programme has been a success with $40,000 spent each year in its upkeep.

The handing over of the scholarships coincided with the start of the Third Annual Internet Summer School.

Haniff Sutherland, in charge of the Internet Programme, outlined the value of the holiday activity to the students.

For Surtherland, the Internet Summer School was “an investment in the youth.” He disclosed that an advanced searching concept was contained in this year’s package, one, which he outlined, would help the students in the overall performance at school and in life.

Sutherland noted that there were challenges in life, but that what determined our survival was “our strategy for managing these challenges.”

He expressed the view that providing the students with exposure to the Internet would equip them to handle some challenges on the global front.

Education Officer for the Media, Cecil Charles, addressed the function on the Ministry of Education’s behalf. He praised C&W for forging links with the Ministry of Education, and commended them for providing Internet training to the students.

Charles used the occasion to urge parents to continue supporting their children, not only when they entered Pre-School, and at Common Entrance, but throughout their school career.

He noted that, “Education is never static,” and said that with the Internet “we can achieve a lot.” He also encouraged the students not to take the training lightly.