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  • Thirty high school and tertiary-level students from across the island who are in need have benefited from scholarships valued at $2 million.
  • This was facilitated through the Save our Boys and Girls Foundation, of which wife of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, is a patron. It was done in collaboration with the Juliet Holness Foundation.
  • Mrs. Holness, who, along with sponsors, made the presentations to the students during a ceremony at Jamaica House on Thursday (September 12), said the beneficiaries were chosen based on their need and how well they are performing in school.

Thirty high school and tertiary-level students from across the island who are in need have benefited from scholarships valued at $2 million.

This was facilitated through the Save our Boys and Girls Foundation, of which wife of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, is a patron. It was done in collaboration with the Juliet Holness Foundation.

Mrs. Holness, who, along with sponsors, made the presentations to the students during a ceremony at Jamaica House on Thursday (September 12), said the beneficiaries were chosen based on their need and how well they are performing in school.

“Persons have been awarded different amounts based on what their school fees are, and if we are still in a position [to] raise more private funding, we will do so,” she said.

In the meantime, Mrs. Holness told the youngsters to strive to be the best human beings they can be, and reminded them that they have a responsibility to pay it forward. “That means work hard, do well… so that when the time comes [you can help other students],” she said.

Responding on behalf of the recipients, medical school student, Gaviel Gordon, said many of her fellow awardees and herself, who are from underprivileged homes, are very grateful for the financial assistance to pursue their studies.

“Being a doctor has always been my dream… . I almost didn’t get through to med school. Mrs. Holness, I am living my dream because of you. Many of us are living our dreams because of you,” she said.

She assured that she and the other recipients will strive to ensure that “all your funding won’t go in vain”.

“We will work extremely hard to excel in school [and] just as you have helped others, we (will) give back to make Jamaica a better place,” Miss Gordon said.

The Save our Boys and Girls Foundation provides assistance in any area involving the youth, especially those who are disenfranchised.

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