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Students from School for Children with Special Needs receive scholarships

Students from School for Children with Special Needs receive scholarships
STUDENTS, JOUVEL Douglas (third from left) and Kyra King (front centre) pose with executive members of the National Society of Persons with Disabilities and wellwishers, after receiving their $500 scholarships on Tuesday.

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Two students from the School for Children with Special Needs received scholarships this week from the National Society of Persons with Disabilities.

The students, Jouvel Douglas, from the School for Children with Special Needs in Kingstown and Kyra King, from the School for Children with Special Needs in Georgetown, received $500 each, under the Melanie McKenzie Scholarship Funds.

“It is our prayer that the public continue to support us. If we get more contributions, we will be in a better position to sponsor more students and increase the amount that each gets,” Andrea Asher, the president of the National Society of Persons with Disabilities said at the short ceremony on Tuesday.

She said that funds were raised through fundraising efforts at the society’s annual march and rally, which took place on April 26 this year, under the theme “Disability is not inability; an opportunity to learn, earn and own”.

A total of $2,188 was raised.

And Asher thanked the organisations that made donations to the event including Eastern Caribbean Group of Companies, Facey Trading, Mountain Top water, Frank B Armstrong, Coreas Distribution, Allan’s Smith Bakery, Global Distribution and Antrobus Enterprises.

The president also expressed gratitude to the volunteers; Girls’ High School, St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and the Bishop College Kingstown, as well as the organisations and schools; the Mental Health Centre, Lewis Punnett Home, National Society of and for the Blind, School for Children with Special Needs (Georgetown and Kingstown) and the Helping Hands Centre.

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