RECIPIENTS OF THE SECOND PHASE OF THE WINSTON WILLIAMS JR. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCEDMonday 26th September 2011
WWJr Scholarship Continuing Education Recipients 2011
As promised in the September 6th presentation of the recipients of the Winston Williams Jr. Scholarship Awards tenable at the Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Institute
, the second group of scholarship recipients were presented to the public on the Good Morning Antigua/Barbuda Show on ABS TV during its broadcast on Tuesday September 20, 2011.
The eight (8) awardees from the Rural South Community will be pursuing courses of study at the Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education Evening Programme (ABICE EP). The one (1) year scholarships preparing students for CXC Secondary Examination Certificate Courses were awarded under the Continuing Education Programme of the Winston Williams Jr Scholarship Awards.
The recipients were introduced as follows:
1. Kerilla Greene
2. Shenell Joseph
3. Moriah-Lee Davis
4 Leanne Rose
6. TeShema Francis
7. Jay Peters
8. Lori-ann Dorsett
9. Dwayne Thomas (not in photo)
Applicants for the scholarships were required to submit a completed application form and evidence of having been previously unsuccessful at the CXC Examination in the course of study under consideration.
The recipients who shared their goals and aspirations with the public via the show were elated on the receipt of the scholarships which are collectively valued at over $7500.00 dollars. Courses are expected to begin on Monday September 26th, 2011 at the NTTC and Tomlinson Campuses of ABICE. The initiative is managed by Community Welfare Officer, Mrs. Debbie Harvey.
During the Good Antigua and Barbuda Show, Sen. Hon. Winston Williams Jr. also introduced another component of the St. John's Rural South Real Plan for Real People Initiative. Specifically, Minister Williams introduced key members of the Rural South First Responders (RSFR) Executive, a body which has agreed to respond rapidly to the needs of the community particularly in the area of disaster management. The RSFR has already convened a number of meetings to include one with the Rural South District Disaster Management Committee led by Mr. Egbert Joseph. Chairperson of the RSFR, Mr. Richard Henry explained that the team will not only be functional during the Hurricane Season but will be working to ensure that during the year efforts are made to assist in educating the community on disaster prevention and collaborating with private and public sector entities to reduce the risks associated with impact of various types of disaster at the community level.
Minister Williams shared that his team would continue working on the Rural South Development Plan and would be returning shortly to unveil the economic stimulation component within weeks.
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