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Etana for HUes of Blue virtual fundraiser to assist Jamaican students

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Jamaican entertainers Etana, Agent Sasco, Christopher Martin and Isha Bel have been booked to appear on the virtual fundraising gala hosted by the Jamaica Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN).

The event, which will be held on Saturday, October 10, aims to raise funds to aid Jamaican students of Howard University during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JHUAN, which has disbursed US$110,000 in scholarships to 13 scholars since 2018, outlined the need for the second annual HUes of Blue Scholarship Fundraiser, despite the fact that classes are moving into the virtual space.

Donald B. Christian, JHUAN chairman, stated, “Although classes will be remote, this year’s tuition expenses remain, so our students need now, more than ever, our unwavering support. Since our inception in 2018, JHUAN has supported students through mentorship development and financial management sessions.”

In endorsing the event, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, said: “Historically, Howard has been a university of choice for thousands of Jamaicans, many of whom have remained to work in the Washington metropolitan region. And those who have returned to the island have done extremely well professionally.”

Tickets to the concert are US$75 each and include a Zoom cocktail-reception experience, which promises to be entertaining and interactive. The event gets under way at 6 p.m. (EDT).

Guests are invited to wear their favourite hue of blue and to listen to compelling stories from previous JHUAN scholarship recipients.