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IBI Summer of Service winners selected!

King's House | 2013-09-13 00:00:00

There is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica! The recently concluded Summer of Service Competition (SOS) truly reflected the mantra of the “I Believe” Initiative. It prompted youth to volunteer their services to enhance the lives of others while they competed for scholarships to our major universities. The SOS fostered partnerships with Universities and the private sector to provide prizes of two 3-year scholarships, two one-year tuition scholarships and three financial support prizes. 

Governor-General, HE the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen presented the top five prizes at King’s House on September 6, 2013.

The two First Prizes of 3-year scholarships granted by the UWI went to Social Work student Abrahim Simmonds and second year medical student, Angelica Baker.  Second Prize winner Anna-Kay Grey, received the UTECH one-year tuition scholarship, while Peta-Gaye Ford won the private sector’s one-year scholarship to the UWI.
Denecian Dennis, Actuarial Science student at the UWI, was awarded a special prize, thanks to private sector sponsors who also funded two third prizes of grants for educational materials. Those went to first-year UWI students, Anthony Jones and Shanekah Ricketts.

Sir Patrick encouraged the winners to “use the opportunities for educational advancement wisely and continue to demonstrate a spirit of volunteerism.” He urged them to “become part of what is right with Jamaica, to work diligently and creatively, to think generously and honestly so that Jamaica may become a prosperous and peaceful nation.”

The IBI thanks its partners: the UWI, UTECH, Mr. Christopher Issa, Kingston Bookshop, Lasco, Mafessanti Builders and Contractors, JNBS, Scotiabank Jamaica, the Sandals Foundation and LIME, who are examples of what is right about Jamaica.

The IBI will salute Winners and Sponsors at the National Youth Conference on October 24, 2013.

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