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Students benefit from Basil’s donation

Students benefit from Basil’s donation

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Basil Charles, Chairman on the Basil Charles Education Foundation is seeing to it that youngsters make use of their opportunities to advance.

Last Saturday, August 5, Charles handed over monies to a number of students to assist with their secondary education.{{more}}

Three of them received scholarships. The scholarships are for five years, with $500 for the first year and $450, thereafter.

This year’s recipients are Adrianna Jack, a former Gomea Methodist School student, Vakeesha John from Layou Government, and Jenica Robinson, a Rose Bank villager, who attended the Troumaca Primary School.

Charles urged the students to “study hard,” and also “go to school and respect the teacher.”

The entrepreneur, with ventures at the Cobble Stone in Capital City Kingstown, and the internationally – renowned Mustique Island, expressed the hope that students “take this seriously.”

Money for the scholarships is obtained from the proceeds of the Mustique Blues Festival and contributions also come from other sponsors.

The next Mustique Blues Festival is carded for January 24 to February 7, 2007.

So far 47 students have benefited from the venture with 16 full scholarships at schools.

This year’s recipients are grateful for the help they have received from the Basil Charles Educational Foundation.

Vakeesha John, placed 53rd for Girls and 97th overall in the Common Entrance Examination. Robinson placed 98th for Girls and 171st overall. Both of them join Jack at the Girls’ High School.

The assistance to the students is based on “need as well as academic promise,” Charles indicated.

Others receiving assistance are: Osborne Phillips and Keegan Forde of Bequia; Aaron Hillocks of Langley Park, and Mahica Peters of Fair Hall. Shanelle Clarke, a Girls’ High school student, was commended for her success.

Akeem Franklyn, a 14-year-old St. Vincent Grammar School third – former of Dickson, was also on the receiving end of the foundation’s generosity.

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