CDA pays tertiary fees for State wards
Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, has pledged the continued commitment of her organisation to pay the fees for wards in childcare facilities, like Mount Olivet Boys' Home, who make it to tertiary institutions.
"We have a tertiary-education programme where we give our commitment that every child who matriculates into university, we will ensure that their fees are paid, and so all we say to you boys is just get into college and we will do the rest," she said.
Gage-Grey was speaking at a church service to mark the 50th anniversary of the home held at the Mount Olivet United Church in Walderston, Manchester, last Sunday.
She highlighted the successes of children in State care, including the more than 70 students currently in tertiary institutions.
She made mention of the six boys from Mount Olivet who are at Knox Community College, and one who is pursuing a degree at the American University in Paris courtesy of the YB Foundation, spearheaded by Olympian Yohan Blake.
Gage-Grey commended the United Church for its pioneering role in establishing the home, which provides the children with a safe shelter and love.