Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Business School

January 2014

We also did a handing over with The Business School the end of January.  As a combined humanitarian/education project, we arranged over many months for the Church to provide The Business School with a generator in exchange for scholarships.  We worked with Mr. Bovell, the owner and Principal of the school.  We were able to offer scholarships for students to complete CXC's (Caribbean examinations) or for business classes.  Church leaders and returned missionaries were first on our list to help then single moms and active members.  They needed to be worthy, needy and ambitious.  We were able to offer 25 scholarships.  The students were excited.  They had to promise to attend classes, do their best, and they had to have their branch president's endorsement.
The generator had not been installed, but Mr. Bovell was cleaning up and painting a place to put it.  President Pooran was our priesthood leader there.  Keon Taylor who was made a counselor in the district presidency was a scholarship recipient.  Keon and two young women, Kimbley Reed and Sheriza Aly were asked to speak at the handing over.  
Keon Taylor receives his scholarship from a teacher.

Kimbley Reed and Sister Beecher

Sheriza Aly, Keon Taylor, and Kimbley Reed - three of the 25 scholarship recipients.

Sister Rowena Bowen and Sheriza Aly

Elder Beecher and Mr. Bovell
We had a meeting for the scholarship recipients before we left.  On the left is President Pooran, Brother Barrow, Sister Merlene Johnson, Sheriza Aly, Sister Newsum, Francilene Steven, Abigail Smith behind her, Marcia Mckenzie, Sheri Lewis, Milton Steven (who had a scholarship to Carnegie), Aran Steven, and President Sobers.  President Pooran was in the District Presidency, Brother Wayne Barrow is the Self-Reliance Specialist, Sister Johnson was over Education on the Self-Reliance committee, and President Sobers was also in the District Presidency.

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