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Caribbean Education Foundation Awards $2 Million JA in Academic Scholarships to 18 Needy Children

The Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) awards Paul Bogle Scholarships to 18 brilliant children in financial need to attend High Schools in Jamaica. Scholarships total in excess of $2 Million Jamaican dollars.

 
Caribbean Education Foundation 2012 Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipients
Caribbean Education Foundation 2012 Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipients
PRLog - Nov. 3, 2012 - BOSTON -- BOSTON, Massachusetts -- The Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) has awarded its 2012 Paul Bogle Scholarships to 18 children to attend high schools in Jamaica:  7 new children in financial need who passed the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to attend High Schools; renewed 11 scholarships for its 2011 and 2010 recipients who entered grades 8 and 9.  The 18 Scholarships total over $2 Million Jamaican dollars.

Paul Bogle Scholarships are awarded to qualified and talented children who graduated from Primary Schools and passed their exams to attend High Schools but are in financial need.  Scholarship pays:  school fees, text books, school supplies, uniforms, shoes, transportation and lunch for 2012-2013 year. Scholarships are renewable each year of if the student meets the criteria of daily attendance, solid academics (at least a “B” Average) and good character.

The scholarship recipients satisfied the Paul Bogle Scholarship strict requirements: high academics (at least a “B” grade point average); passed Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT); evidence of financial need; and solid production of four prescribed essays.

Caribbean Education Foundation maintains high standards for its scholarship recipients.  As is evidenced from the high caliber of students who are awarded Paul Bogle Scholarships, CEF Scholars are among the best and brightest in Jamaica.  In addition, they are attending some of the best High Schools throughout the country.  

Academic Year 2012-2013 Scholarship recipients are:

2012 New Scholarships:  Attending grade 7

DANIA FORBES:  Campion College
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

DANIELLIA SIMPSON:  deCarteret College
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

SHAMARIE COLLINS:  St. George’s College
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

NICOLE BROWN:  Kingston College
Primary School:  Rollington Town Primary, Kingston

CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS:  Ardenne High
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

ANDRE BENT:  Jamaica College - (Grade 8)
Primary School:  Jones Town Primary, Kingston

TAMIA ROBINSON:  Hampton School - (Grade 9)
Primary School:  Mount Airy All Age, Westmoreland

2011 Scholarship Renewals:  Attending Grade 8

JANNEIL PILGRIM:  Immaculate Conception High School for Girls
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

ASHAUNI BERNARD:  Wolmer’s High School for Boys
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

SAVENA MILLER:  Immaculate Conception High School for Girls
Primary School:  Portsmouth Primary School, St. Catherine

CURTIS LOZANE:  Calabar High School
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

JANET MANNINGS:  Morant Bay High School
Primary School:  Morant Bay Primary, St. Thomas

GARTH PEARSON:  Kingston College
Primary School:  Balmagie Primary, Kingston

2010 Scholarship Renewals:  Attending Grade 9

TREVISA BRYAN:  Morant Bay High School
Primary School:  Morant Bay Primary, St. Thomas

COYA CHRISTIE:  Wolmer’s High School for Girls
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

SARAH JONES:  Immaculate Conception High School
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

AMOY GILLESPIE:  Ardenne High School
Primary School:  Portsmouth Primary, St. Catherine

RAVORN  CAMPBELL:  Calabar High School
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

The Caribbean Education Foundation’s Founder, Attorney Nikiki Bogle discusses the reasons Paul Bogle Scholarships are important, “Public High Schools in Jamaica are NOT FREE and due to the high costs of attending High School, many bright children are unable to attend or struggle to consistently attend.  Generally, the cost is $1,500 U.S. dollars to send one child to high school in Jamaica for one year.  The minimum wage in Jamaica is approximately $250 U.S. dollars per month.  Accordingly, it is a severe challenge for the working poor to provide the adequate resources to send children to public high schools in Jamaica.  CEF’s goal is to help to provide meaningful access to High School education for children in financial need, in order that youth may acquire essential tools to positively transform their own lives.  Education that essential foundational tool and leads to individual empowerment and betterment of society.”  

Caribbean Education Foundation sends a “BIG THANK YOU” to its 2012 CEF EDUCATION AMBASSADORS, who made the High School Scholarships possible. CEF Education Ambassadors adopted a CEF Scholar, by funding the student for the school year.  

2012 CEF EDUCATION AMBASSADORS:        

1.       ♦ Natasha Davids
2.       ♦ Cecile Sutherland
3.       ♦ Sandra Hines
4.       ♦ Marcia Kimm
5.       ♦ Claudia Higgs-Donovan
6.       ♦ Wayne Melbourne, Esq.
7.       ♦ Marcia Higgs
8.       ♦ Rev. Ben Sorensen (former CEF Board member)
9.       ♦ Nikiki Bogle, Esq.  (CEF Board member)
10.     ♦ Malachi Smith  (CEF Board member)
11.     ♦ Erica Lee-Benedetto   (CEF Board member)
12.     ♦ Nicolas Gaglio, Esq. ( CEF Board member)
13.     ♦ Ann McLaughlin  (CEF Board member)
14.     ♦ Sean Donovan  (CEF Board member)
15.     ♦ Jacquline Haley  (CEF Board member)
13.     ♦ Malcolm Medley  (CEF Board member)

Each Education Ambassador receives direct information about her or his adopted student along with a photograph. Throughout the school year, each CEF Ambassador is updated with Grade Reports, Attendance Reports and Behavior Reports about the school performance of his or her adopted child.  Ambassadors may also communicate with adopted students, through the organization.  

One hundred percent of Adoption funds the CEF Paul Bogle Scholarships to enable students in financial need to attend high schools in Jamaica.  Caribbean Education Foundation is a registered 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, U.S. based nonprofit organization and all donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Caribbean Education Foundation sends a “SPECIAL THANK YOU” to its sponsors, partners and donors that helped to make our High School Scholarships possible:

* Bogle & Chang LLC Law Firm
* Global Giving          
* Carnegie Corporation of New York          
* Monthly Recurring Donor:  Marcia Brock  
*Monthly Recurring Donor:  Fay Cleghorn          
* Monthly Recurring Donor:  Kevin Brown
(CEF Alum; CEF Vernice Stubbs Higher Education Scholarship Recipient in 2008 while at University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica)          

For the past five years, the Caribbean Education Foundation has awarded 40 student scholarships totaling over $50,000 U.S. dollars to brilliant students in financial need so they are able to attend school in Jamaica and receive a quality education.  

In order for CEF to continue helping to educate poor children, it needs your help. CEF is urging individuals, corporations, and organizations to “Adopt a Student” to become a “CEF Education Ambassador.”   Contact: info@educatechild.org
Please visit Caribbean Education Foundation at http://www.educatechild.org

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