Humphrey is 2013 National Cooperative Junior Saver
October 18, 2013

Humphrey is 2013 National Cooperative Junior Saver

Former Kingstown Preparatory School student Alexis Humphrey, is the National Schools’ Cooperative Junior Saver for 2013.{{more}}

During a speech to her fellow junior savers, Humphrey stressed the importance of saving, saying that she was grateful for the opportunity to begin her savings at such an early age.

To date, 87 schools participate in the National Schools Co-operative, with a total savings of EC$850,000. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Jasmine Hull.

“We must therefore salute the hard work of the teacher guides and the commitment and support of the students, parents and guardians,” Hull said.

She was speaking at the official ceremony of the National Schools Co-op Awards, held at the Peace Memorial Hall on Tuesday.

The Permanent Secretary said that the ministry which she heads is aware of the importance of projects such as school co-ops, as they promote more than just thrift; they are about making collective networks and socio-economic platforms for the advancement of people.

She encouraged students to continue to save, saying that her ministry promises to continue to collaborate with the various credit union sponsors to promote the principle of thrift.

President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cooperative Credit Union League Junior Bacchus said that students in modern times are at a greater advantage than when he was a student.

“We take things for granted; you the younger ones are getting something that we didn’t get, we hope that you are not taking it for granted,” he said.

The Kingstown Preparatory School was recognized for being the Primary School with the Top Performance and the Girls’ High School for leading in the secondary school category. In the primary category, Jacintha Edwards of the Layou Government School was the second highest saver and Chloe Robertson of the Mustique Government School was the third highest junior saver. In the secondary schools category, Izina Henderson of the Girls’ High Shool placed 1st, Tegan Philips of the Thomas Secondary School was 2nd and Daniel Michael of the Sandy Bay Secondary School, 3rd.(DD)