Two female students receive ‘Helen Daughters’ scholarship
Press Release
April 19, 2024

Two female students receive ‘Helen Daughters’ scholarship

WOMEN account for nearly half of this country’s farmers, and Helen’s Daughters is doing its part to help to develop the next generation of female farmers.

Last Thursday, April 11, 2024, the organisation awarded scholarships to Zaylie Lewis and Kemelia Samuel, both students of the St Vincent Community College Division of Technical and Vocational Education.They are enrolled in the Agriculture Science and Entrepreneurship programme.

The scholarship will go towards assisting them to complete their studies.

Speaking at a ceremony was Helen’s Daughters SVG programme co-ordinator, Michker Edwards, who said since the inception of the programme in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2021, more than 200 Vincentian women have received training from the Helen’s Daughter Academy, and over 130 have successfully completed the programme and graduated.

Dean of the SVG Community College Division of Technical Vocational Education, Osborne Bowens, encouraged both recipients to take full advantage of the opportunity being made available.

Speaking with the API, recipients Zaylie Lewis and Kemelia Samuel expressed a love for agriculture and said the scholarship would greatly assist them in their education.

Helen’s Daughters is a St Lucia based organisation which provides assistance to women engaged in agriculture. It is operating in three countries- St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Kitts and Nevis. Its primary objective is to foster the economic advancement of women living in rural communities (API).