(ZIZ News) — 60 students were awarded on Wednesday at the “Help-A-Child” Programme Scholarship ceremony, courtesy of Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris.
The ceremony began at about 5 pm and saw high ranking government officials, members of the Constituency 7 community, parents, teachers and students gathering at the Estridge Moravian Church in Mansion.
Now in its 13th year, the annual Help-A-Child Programme Scholarship award ceremony organized by Prime Minister Harris focuses on helping primary school students to excel as part of the programme’s initiative.
Prime Minister Harris said he hopes to the see the programme flourish in years to come.
“It is a pleasure for me to extend a warm welcome to all of you who have gathered here for this the 13th edition of the annual “Help-A-Child Awards Ceremony for Constituency #7. This is a tradition which I hope we will not break because education is still the best gift that we can give to our young people,” he stated.
The Prime Minister then proceeded to thank all contributors and sponsors for their continued support over the past 13years.
“It is indeed a proud moment for the awardees, their teachers and parents alike, because we are recognizing the potential in our young people and we are giving them a fair chance. At this point, I want to thank all of our sponsors who were enumerated before by the Chairman, for they have had the vision to recognize the potential through the support that they have given. Without them, today’s awards would not be possible,” PM Harris expressed with gratitude.
All 60 students were presented with $500.00 each during the award ceremony.
A total of 375 grants valued at $500.00 each were given to students in previous years.
To date, 435 students have been awarded approximately $217,500.
Scholarship recipients were selected from the Violet Petty Primary School in Lodge, Tabernacle’s Edgar T. Morris Primary School, Estridge Primary in Mansion and the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School in Molineaux.
The “Help-A-Child” Programme Scholarship Ceremony was held under the theme: “Education Is Still The Best Gift That Any Parent Can Give A Child”.