A number of students on the Windward side of mainland St Vincent are once again the beneficiaries of scholarships and other forms of assistance from the Dr Nicholette Spring Foundation Inc.
This organization was founded in 2020 by US-based Vincentian, Dr Nicholette Spring.
This year, Dr Spring gave out scholarships to five children who will be attending pre-school in September.
Four of the scholarships are for children who will be attending the Bye- Save Pre School in Byera, and the other scholarship was presented to a child who will be attending the Jem’s Pre-school in Enhams.
The recipients are: Tyrese Williams of Enhams, and Apple Leon Burke, Karim Bobb,Meghan Williams and Mekyra Alexander of Byera.
Dr Spring told SEARCHLIGHT that since 2020 she has been assisting students in areas between Dickson in Georgetown, and as far as Park Hill and South Rivers.
The mother of the child from Enhams who received a scholarship hails from Park Hill.
Dr Spring was born in Dickson Village, but was raised in Gorse, in an area popularly known as Mangrove.
Before migrating from St Vincent and the Grenadines in 1996, Spring worked as a teacher.
She taught at the Pamelus Burke Primary School in Byera, and also at the Langley Park Government School in Georgetown.
Since 2020, Spring has been giving back to these two schools.
This year, she provided the Pamelus Burke Primary School with the trophy for the most outstanding student in the 2023 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA).
This trophy was presented to Kalvid Lampkin, at the school’s graduation ceremony last Thursday.
The presentation was made by Hazel Deane Abbott, the feature speaker who is a counsellor at the Sandy Bay Secondary School.
Dr Spring also provided the trophy for Kellany O’Neal who took the top prize for Mathematics at the Langley Park Government School in the CPEA.
Last year, Spring joined with other persons to assist with paying the secondary school registration fee for 10 students in the targeted communities.
The US-based Vincentian,who works as the chief financial officer at a private organisation in New York, said this is her way of giving back to her community.