Don’t succumb to life’s pressures; persevere: Anique Cummings
September 9, 2011
Don’t succumb to life’s pressures; persevere: Anique Cummings

The General Employees Co-operative Credit Union Limited (GECCU) hosted its inaugural back to school interactive session at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown on Monday, September 5, 2011.{{more}}

The session catered for 48 current GECCU scholarship holders attending secondary and tertiary institutions across St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The purpose of the session was to provide a basis for fostering closer interaction amongst the scholarship holders. The forum was also used to applaud the students for their excellent performance and offer words of encouragement.

In his remarks, President of GECCU Philmore Isaacs introduced the students to the algebraic expression known as the ‘4p2 of Achievement’. According to Isaacs, to succeed in life one needs to ‘plan purposefully’; ‘prepare prayerfully’; ‘proceed positively’ and ‘pursue persistently’.

Barrister and Solicitor at the Cardinal Law Firm and 1998 GECCU Scholar, Anique Cummings, delivered the motivational speech. Cummings advised the students that ‘success doesn’t come easily’ and encouraged them to ‘keep pressing on’. She urged the students not to succumb to the pressures of life but instead to ‘persevere’.

Mbeki Swift, 2006 GECCU Scholar and the top male performer at the 2011 CSEC examinations, was presented with a Laptop for his outstanding performance. Swift expressed words of appreciation on behalf of his fellow-scholars who were presented with tokens of appreciation.

The session was chaired by Colin Sam, a graduate teacher of Mathematics at the St. Vincent Grammar School, and a member of GECCU’s Scholarship Committee and 1991 GECCU Scholar.

Also present were members of the Board of Directors, Scholarship and Education Committees.

GECCU’s scholarship programme was established in 1981. It has since benefitted 150 students throughout the country.