Dear Ms Powell,Thank you for sharing our letter about the willingness of our ladies group to make a contribution to those in need in Jamaica. We were overwhelmed by the number of responses and really wish we could help more. We have chosen two persons to send a small contribution to. They are:1. Dwayne Hamilton of Malvern, St Elizabeth - Munro College.2. Lanvell Anthony Blake of Bethsalem, St Elizabeth - University of the West Indies (Mona). We wish that we were able to do much more and I am personally making every effort to see if I can assist another person at a later date. We hope that the amount that we send will be well received. We will be returning the package to you, and maybe other Jamaicans living abroad could contact you if they are able to assist as well. We truly regret that we were not able to assist each and every one who submitted a request. - LS
Kindly convey to your ladies group my sincere gratitude for their contribution to the lives of the young people in Jamaica. I am sure that the recipients of the grant will all be grateful to your organisation for their kind assistance. I trust that you will hear from them directly after they have received the funds, expressing their gratitude.
I was also overwhelmed by the responses and the stories about the lives of the various applicants. Therefore, I have decided to match your organisation's contribution, and I have selected two persons to receive a grant. They are:
1. Francine Bryan of Green Acres, St Catherine - University of the West Indies ( Mona)
2. Ameshia Lowe of Ocho Rios, St Ann - Westwood High School.
It is my sincere hope that these young people will continue to do well in school and that other individuals, groups, and organisations will be inspired to lend a helping hand to other needy children in Jamaica. I would be happy to pass on the other applications to organisations that would be willing to assist.
Best wishes to all the grant recipients. To those who were not selected, don't be discouraged. Continue to do well in school. I'm sure there will be other grants and scholarships in the future.
Remember, education is the key to a brighter future.
Deidre S. Powell is a lawyer, mediator, and notary public who is a member of the Jamaican and Ontario, Canada bars, with main office located in Ottawa, Ontario. Her areas of practice are in immigration, real estate, commercial, personal injury, family and administration of estates. She is on the roster of mediators for Ottawa, Toronto, and the Dispute Resolution Foundation of Jamaica. Email: email@example.com. Subject: Immigration.