August 14, 2015
VINLEC supports five through Education Awards programme

Five students who were successful in the 2015 sitting of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) have received scholarships from St Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC).

The scholarships are offered under VINLEC’s Education Awards programme, which was set up in 1984. The programme seeks to provide financial and moral support to children of employees,{{more}} in an effort to help them reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in national development.

At an orientation session held on August 12, chief executive officer of VINLEC Thornley Myers used the opportunity to congratulate the children and urged them to be well rounded. He noted that the secondary school scholarship will last for five years and is valued at $1,200 annually and that this will aid both children and parents significantly. Addressing the parents of the scholarship recipients, Myers encouraged them to be actively engaged in their children’s lives.

Meanwhile, general secretary of the National Workers Movement Noel Jackson told the students that it was important for them to understand the value of education. Jackson said that in order for them to succeed, they need to be focused and well disciplined. Words of advice came from scholarship recipient 2008 Gaidell Andrews. She thanked VINLEC for their contribution to her education and encouraged the youngsters to choose friends carefully, manage time wisely and work hard.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Chase Johnson, Sonali Small, O’Neilia George, Jahdiel Charles and Jonté Martin.

VINLEC also provides scholarships to two students at the tertiary level annually. Over 190 persons have benefitted since the inception. There are currently 27 students on the programme: 25 at the secondary level and two at the tertiary level.