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LIME committed to education in SVG

LIME committed to education in SVG


Telecommunications provider LIME has once again lived up to its commitment to education in St Vincent and the Grenadines, with the successful sponsorship of another National Public Speaking Competition, in partnership with the Lions Club of St Vincent and the Ministry of Education.{{more}}

LIME general manager Leslie Jack said following the competition, which took place on October 22, as part of this country’s 35th anniversary of independence celebrations, that the presentations made by the finalists were exceptional, and he applauded the efforts of all who made an input into the preliminaries and finals.

Jack further reiterated his company’s commitment to the event, pledging that LIME would be there again next year and in years to come.

“The presentations made by the students, the main topic, prepared speech and impromptu, show that they take the event very serious and have worked hard to give of their best for the competition.

“I congratulate them all, especially the Mountain View Adventist Academy, who for the first time under the sponsorship of LIME, is lifting the prestigious trophy.

“We at LIME would like all concerned to know that we are very proud to be a part of this event, which shows that St Vincent and the Grenadines’ future is in safe hands, as long as we continue to provide the right avenues for our students to excel.”

Apart from the prizes won on the night, LIME has committed to work along with the winning school in support of a developmental project that the institution would undertake, at a cost of $2,500.

Jack said that he is excited to know what this project will be, and that he is certain that this endeavour would benefit not only the school, but St Vincent and the Grenadines on a whole.

“LIME is happy to endorse this undertaking, and looks forward to support the school outside of the public speaking competition.

“We want to show that after the end of the programme, LIME is still working to expand the capacity of the students who participated,” Jack said.

Eric February, the winner of the competition, earned himself a two-year, $1,500 scholarship towards his tertiary education, along with a LIME 4G ready Android smart phone and data, and a room makeover through collaboration with Fine Things.

Second placed Damali James of the Bishop’s College Kingstown also received a LIME smart phone and data, as well as a two-year, $1,000 tertiary education scholarship.

Chrislon Fraser of the St Vincent Grammar School placed third, and received a LIME smart phone and a two-year, $500 scholarship.

The other finalists: Gailesha Huggins of the Central Leeward Secondary School, Shaiyeid Eunis of the St Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua and Andrieka Samuel of the Girls’ High School also received LIME smart phones with data.