VINLEC supports nine through education awards programme
August 9, 2013

VINLEC supports nine through education awards programme

One hundred and sixty eight students have benefitted from the Education Awards Scheme, which was established by St Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) in 1984.{{more}}

The scholarship programme was established to provide children of employees with educational opportunities that will help them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in national development.

In 2013, VINLEC is assisting nine children who were successful at the Common Entrance Examinations. Of these, five have been awarded scholarships valued at $1,200, while four others are recipients of bursaries. The secondary school scholarship will last for five years.

At an orientation session held on Tuesday, July 30, chief executive officer of VINLEC Thornley Myers encouraged the youths to stay focused, noting that it is imperative that they continue to work hard. Addressing the parents, Myers highlighted the importance of providing support to the children, adding that they too can continue their learning and growth.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Alyssa Patterson, Davel DaSilva, Hassanya Williams, Cidney Mathews and Kai Bentick. Those who received bursaries include O’Brian Joseph, Jolisa DeShong, Kemar Davis and Amaliya Young.

There are currently 31 persons on the Scheme: 27 at the secondary level and four at the tertiary level. The 2013 tertiary level awardees will be named shortly after the results of the A Level examinations.