SLSA Students Receive Assistance for Higher Education

Two students of the Saint Lucia Sports Academy were presented with monetary donations and support as they pursue professional studies overseas.

This week, SLSA Principal Mrs Delia Alcindor-Charles and Mr Jason Clermont- a representative from Jeffery and Jeffery Limited, made a presentation to the parents of former student Daneo Caroo and Form IV student Germyll Francis, the awardees of the Guardian Life Caribbean Insurance Student Financial Planning Series.

Caroo who’s currently playing football in Gibraltar was represented by his mother Samantha Glasgow. Francis was present with her mother Germaine Francis to receive the cheque. Both students received cheques for $1500 towards their development.

Caroo’s mother said that this money would go a long way in assisting her son whilst off the island; while Francis said that the money would be used to help pay for her daughter’s Tertiary education. She also urged Mr. Clermont and Guardian Life to continue supporting students because it is never too early to learn.

Mr. Clermont was excited about the initiative and spoke about it never being too early to plan for the future. He said that the project was very much in line with Guardian Life Caribbean and the insurance packages that will soon follow.

Mrs. Alcindor-Charles was ecstatic that not one but two students from the St. Lucia Sports Academy were awarded as a result of their participation in the initiative. She acknowledged their commitment, effort, and persistence in seeing the tasks to completion.

Meanwhile, Skye Gerald of St. Lucia has been recognized on graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Talladega College, Alabama.

Skye is a beneficiary of the Free Kick Foundation Inc. initiative.

In further updates, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in partnership with FIFA, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, officially launched the Football for Schools Project yesterday at the National Training Centre, Providence.

The programme, which is a first for the Concacaf region, and has a 4-14 age designation encompassing nursery, primary and secondary schools, will be primarily funded and supported by FIFA and the Government of Guyana, though the exact amount was not disclosed by officials at the launching.

Project Leader Alexandre Gros of FIFA, heaped praise on the government via the two ministries, for their involvement in the initiative.

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