Six students receive aid
Barrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer
Six western Jamaica-based tertiary-level students were on Thursday presented with bursaries by the St James Ministers' Fraternal to assist them with their studies.
Reverend Glendon Powell, president of the minister's fraternal, said the event, which is in its third year, testifies to the entity's commitment to help the needy, the focused, the ambitious, intelligent and the committed student to achieve their academic goals.
"Too often we see brilliant hardworking students who, after getting their CSEC successes have to stop right there," said Powell. "And, we feel that this fund will be built up so that we will be able to serve more persons and give a more substantial amount to persons."
Powell indicated that the funds for the bursary were raised from the proceeds of the 'Pastors in Concert' initiative, which his organisation hosted. Contributions all came from members of the executive.
The awardees were: David Bailey - University of the West Indies, Mona; Tiffany Wheatley - University of the West Indies, Montego Bay; Davisha Brown - Montego Bay Community College; Andrene Clarke - University of the West Indies, Mona; Michalee Williams - Sam Sharpe Teachers' College; and Nyyasha England - University of Technology. They Each received a bursary of $20, 000.
NEVER GIVE UP
Reverend Milton Davidson, senior pastor at the Pitfour Church of God, who spoke at the event, urged the awardees to never give up on their aspirations despite the harsh economic conditions and restrictions that they may face going forward.
Using the well-known Bible story of Naomi and Ruth, Davidson noted that, despite the harsh surroundings and hopelessness staring Ruth in the face, she resolved never to give up. Davidson went on to say that too many persons in society seem to be driven by a strong sense of disorder, which has pervaded society.