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|