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Food for the Poor provides educational grants for 250 students

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Approximately 250 students from early childhood to tertiary institutions islandwide have received educational grants from Food for the Poor.

The students received cheques in varying sums during a presentation ceremony at the entity's head office in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Friday.

Executive Director, David Mair, told the youngsters' parents that the provision was a “gift to your children, ensure that they work hard” in school.

Food for the Poor's Social Outreach Officer, Myrtle Brown, said the organisation's educational programme, established 15 years, serves students with needs.

“It was out of needs that we looked at your situation, and decided to help,” she stated.

Emphasising the importance of the students dedicating themselves to their studies, Brown said being diligent to reading and grasping what is taught in the classroom, will result in improved families and Jamaica becoming a better place.

Meanwhile, parent of one of the beneficiaries, Silvia Brown, who thanked the organization for its support to education, said parents should continue to do “whatever is possible to keep your children's dreams alive” have ambition; and work towards it.”

For her part, grant recipient, Shenoya Brown, said the gesture has pushed her to take academics “very seriously”.

She said she wants to make the people who give her support, as well as her mother, proud of her achievements, while urging her colleagues to do their best as by “doing your best, you create opportunities for yourself”.

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