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14 students awarded by the Communal Credit Union

Communal Cooperative Credit Union awardees

The Communal Cooperative Credit Union has ensured that 14 more eligible students received secondary school assistance, bringing the number to more than 100 since the inception of the awards.

In a ceremony at the PWU Centre to distribute the awards, eight students now attending various secondary schools, received full 5-year awards, while six received one-off grants.

But more was given than awards last afternoon, through words of advice and motivation that could last for a lifetime, from making healthy food choices where possible, to aspiring for the top.

Representing the Ministry of Education Mrs. Shawna Thomas Cuffie, expressed the Ministry’s support for the programme and the lifechanging impact it can have, if taken meaningfully.

Mr. Robert Phillip, key note speaker gave practical survivor’s guidelines including the value of balancing one’s study, making good health choices where possible and enjoying school.

The president of the CCCU, Jusceno Jacob, himself one of the first 2 recipients, challenged the students to see and take advantage of relevant opportunities as they learn. He also reminded them to develop a good attitude in addition to their gift and capacity to achieve.

Before the end of the proceedings, CCCU Brand Ambassador Hollis Mapp, “Mr Killa “ addressed the recipients by electronic platform, and reminded them of the power of the mind, as a seedbed for success for anyone who dares to dream. He recalled that like him they have a great chance, because where he started was not an indication of how far he could go.

The Rodney Mauricette Scholarship award is named after the first President and are based on need or merit.

The awards this year comes at the 55th year of the Credit Union’s existence.

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