THE GLEANER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 | www.jamaica-gleaner.com | D1 SECTION D AT THE J Wray & Nephew Foundation, the idea is to transform communities and build a better Jamaica. According to CEO of the Foundation, Tanikie McClarthy Allen, the need is to create leaders at the community level and engage young people in more than just academic work. “They need to understand that our investment in them is not just a personal one but also an investment in their communities. The volunteer hours are minimal so that they can still focus on school. We hope that they find themselves through service to others and that throughout life they will ask what they can do to give back to others. It is our duty to make our communities safer for the next generation,” she states. VOLUNTEERISM A REQUIREMENT FOR J WRAY AND NEPHEW FOUNDATION SCHOLARS THIS YEAR JWNF disbursed $29 million in scholarships to 440 students from communities across the three parishes in which the company operates in Kingston, Clarendon and St Elizabeth. Since 2016, JWNF has invested over $80 million in scholarships to these communities, with an overall investment in scholarships to $140 million, which includes support to dependents of staff. Ten students received Master Blender scholarships valued at $450,000. $29 million in scholarships • 440 students • Three Jamaican parishes MASTER BLENDERS SHEVAR JOHNSON JANICE GORDON 2022 MASTER Blender Scholar Dowesha Williams’ passion for volunteering began at Race Course Primary in Clarendon where she would help other students with homework. This continued during her high school years at Glenmuir High School where she was very active in service clubs, including Red Cross, Girl Guides and Key Club. This passion continued when she matriculated to The University of the West Indies, where she became a surgical society tutor. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she realised that many students around her didn’t have access to online school, so she tutored them on her veranda. She is driven by her belief that everyone has social responsibility to their community. “It’s something that genuinely makes me happy. I love seeing the smile on the students’ faces when they understand a topic they didn’t get in their actual class and just the many thanks that they echo at the end of each tutoring session. Volunteering is my way of paying rent for my room on this earth,” Dowesha noted. KINGSTON Dowesha Williams MASTER BLENDER SCHOLAR PASSIONATE ABOUT BEING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE


THE GLEANER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 | www.jamaica-gleaner.com | D3 JWN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS ABIGAIL FORBES CHANELLE MCLEAN JAMAILA TURNER JHANEILLA JOHNSON KRYSANN RICHARDS LIA MILLER MAKEEMA GRAY MARTINA SCARLETTE NATHIAN SAMUELS ROMARIO CLAIR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Al-Rajean Allie Oshine Barrett TOP VOLUNTEER A THRUST TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT “AS A JWNFoundation scholar, I was able to have an impact on the wider society through tutoring. It has been a fulfilling experience helping students navigate the shortcomings of online learning. JWNF has empowered me to achieve my dreams; hence, it is my duty to spread that magic to the people in my community of Siloah, St Elizabeth,” said AlRajean Allie, mechanical engineer student who volunteered for 187 hours! FOURTH-YEARMIDWIFERY student Oshine Barrett wanted to foster a greater appreciation for the environment at the Balaclava Primary School in St Elizabeth by leading a treeplanting exercise that added fruit trees to the school’s compound. This was complemented by a mentorship session encouraging the students to strive for greatness.

THE GLEANER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 | www.jamaica-gleaner.com | D4 JWN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS ROXCINE WATSON SAMANTHA WILSON SHANIA PASCOE TIMMEIKA TOWNSEND AALIYAH DOUGLAS ALI-KAYE DALEY CHRISTINA BLAKE IMANIE ALLEN JERMAINE BROMFIELD SHANTOL ATKINSON SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Sashana Nelson MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED TO VOLUNTEER THE SPREADING of the magic was important for Sashana Nelson, who, despite a challenging year of medical school, taught CSEC and CAPE mathematics on Sundays at her home in Gimme-Me-Bit, Trelawny, to children from the rural community who were struggling with online learning. As a leader in her community, she also spearheaded a food, clothing, and school supplies drive for a foster home. “I am motivated and inspired to volunteer and give back to my community. I am immensely grateful, and delighted, to be a partner in the cause to transform lives and communities for a better Jamaica.”

THE GLEANER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 | www.jamaica-gleaner.com | D5 JWN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS MALCOLM JARRETT MARRIESOL BLAKE NEBULA BLACKSTOCK NICOLI SMITH RENEE HENRY ROCKELL MUIR SEREENA HERMAN SHANESE CAINE TONI-ANN HOWARD ZAVIER CHIN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Kevin Neil YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIAN AND VOLUNTEER AT 18 years old, Kevin Neil is already ahead of his class. A young entrepreneur and youth parliamentarian, he wants to see his community of Thornton, St Elizabeth, unite and grow. Kevin’s tutoring hasn’t been limited to CSEC students in his community but also includes students across Jamaica and the Caribbean. “Helping my community is an opportunity for me to grow as a person, to better understand how I would fit into the world around me,” Kevin said.