Food For The Poor assists needy students


August 27, 2018
Gladstone Taylor / Photographer Silvia Brown (right) looks on proudly as daughter Shenoya Brown makes the beneficiary response at the Food For The Poor back-to-school grant disbursement ceremony at the organisation's headquarters in Spanish Town, last Friday.

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, last Friday.

Executive Director David Mair told the youngsters' parents that the provision was a gift to their children and further advised them to ensure that the recipients work hard in school.

Silvia Brown, a parent of one of the beneficiaries, who thanked the organisation for its support for education, said parents should continue to do "whatever is possible to keep your children's dreams alive".

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, including her mother, proud of her achievements. She urged her colleagues to do their best as by "doing your best, you create opportunities for yourself".

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