Rising Stars winner plans to help Point Hill Primary School

October 10, 2019

Sherlon Russell, the 2019 Digicel Rising Stars winner, is making plans to give back to his old school with $1.5 million in grant funding from the Digicel Foundation.

The 23-year-old from Point Hill, St Catherine, is aiming to 'pay it forward' by giving a boost to the library at Point Hill Primary School, which he attended as a boy.

"I know the children need more help doing their research for projects and assignments," said Sherlon, "so I would like to use the funds to make improvements to the library."

The soft-spoken singer said that he had a positive experience at the school and "would like to help create an even better experience for future generations of students there".

Sherlon, a practising Christian, worships at Spanish Town Tabernacle Church. He intends to pursue a career in gospel singing and says he has already written a number of songs.

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