Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc.

The CARIBBEAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. (CEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States, dedicated to helping poor children receive meaningful access to quality education in the Caribbean. CEF awards scholarships to children who are unable to attend school, because families are unable to pay school fees and other required school related costs. Our Student Scholarships pay school fees, purchase text books, school supplies, uniforms, meals and transportation. The Caribbean Education Foundation is established on the principles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UN Declaration of Human Rights. CEF believes education is the cornerstone to choice and ...
Nov 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to You: CEF Awards $2 Million JA in Paul Bogle Scholarships to 18 Needy Children

Caribbean Education Foundation 2012 Scholarships
Caribbean Education Foundation 2012 Scholarships

Caribbean Education Foundation Awards $2 Million JA in Paul Bogle Scholarships to 18 Needy Children to attend high schools in Jamaica!

 

The Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) has awarded its 2012 Paul Bogle Scholarships to 18 brilliant children to attend high schools in Jamaica:  7 new children in financial need who passed the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to attend High Schools; renewed 11 scholarships for its 2011 and 2010 recipients who entered grades 8 and 9.  The 18 Scholarships total over $2 Million Jamaican dollars.

Paul Bogle Scholarships are awarded to qualified and talented children who graduated from Primary Schools and passed their exams to attend High Schools but are in financial need, and/or could be in danger nonattendance due to lack of financial resources.  The Scholarship pays:  school fees, text books, school supplies, uniforms, shoes, transportation and lunch for the 2012-2013 school year.  Scholarships are renewable each year of if the student meets the required criteria of daily attendance, solid academics (at least a “B” Average) and good character.


The scholarship recipients satisfied the Paul Bogle Scholarship strict requirements: high academics (at least a “B” grade point average); passed Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT); evidence of financial need; and solid production of four prescribed essays.

The Caribbean Education Foundation maintains high standards for its scholarship recipients.  As is evidenced from the high caliber of students who are awarded Paul Bogle Scholarships, CEF Scholars are among the best and brightest in Jamaica.  In addition, they are attending some of the best High Schools throughout the country.

 

Academic Year 2012-2013 Scholarship recipients are:

2012 New Scholarships:  Attending grade 7

 

DANIA FORBES:  Campion College
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston


DANIELLIA SIMPSON:  deCarteret College
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

 

SHAMARIE COLLINS:  St. George’s College
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

NICOLE BROWN:  Kingston College
Primary School:  Rollington Town Primary, Kingston

 

CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS:  Ardenne High
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

 

ANDRE BENT:  Jamaica College - (Grade 8)
Primary School:  Jones Town Primary, Kingston

 

TAMIA ROBINSON:  Hampton School - (Grade 9)
Primary School:  Mount Airy All Age, Westmoreland


2011 Scholarship Renewals:  Attending Grade 8

JANNEIL PILGRIM:  Immaculate Conception High School for Girls
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

ASHAUNI BERNARD:  Wolmer’s High School for Boys
Primary School:  St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston

 

SAVENA MILLER:  Immaculate Conception High School for Girls
Primary School:  Portsmouth Primary School, St. Catherine

CURTIS LOZANE:  Calabar High School
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

JANET MANNINGS:  Morant Bay High School
Primary School:  Morant Bay Primary, St. Thomas

GARTH PEARSON:  Kingston College
Primary School:  Balmagie Primary, Kingston


2010 Scholarship Renewals:  Attending Grade 9

TREVISA BRYAN:  Morant Bay High School
Primary School:  Morant Bay Primary, St. Thomas

 

COYA CHRISTIE:  Wolmer’s High School for Girls
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

SARAH JONES:  Immaculate Conception High School
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

AMOY GILLESPIE:  Ardenne High School
Primary School:  Portsmouth Primary, St. Catherine

RAVORN  CAMPBELL:  Calabar High School
Primary School:  Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston

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MEET CEF'S NEW 2012 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

SHAMARIE COLLINS:  St. George's College

Grade:7    Age: 12

Shamarie has always had "big dreams".  He is optimistic about the future and will accomplish his dreams.  He served as "Deputy Head Boy" at St. Peter Claver Primary School and feels he is on a path to be "Outstanding".  The Paul Bogle Scholarship Award would make him feel like he can accomplish any of his dreams.  He plans to excel in high school and attend university.  His career goal is become a principled politician, "a voice for the voiceless".

 

Shamarie was an "A" student at St. Peter Claver.  He was awarded high scores on the GSAT, including 96% in Mathematics and 94% in Social Studies.  He lives with his grandmother who is his guardian, mother and five other children, including two sisters and three cousins all of whom his grandmother takes care of.  He applied for the scholarship without his guardian's knowledge, to be surprise gift to ease the severe financial burden.  Shamarie says, "I hope that someday I will be able to give a child or some needy children the opportunity you are giving me."

 

DANIELLIA SIMPSON:  deCarteret College

Grade:  7    Age:  12

Daniellia has been an "A" student at Duhaney Park Primary School.  She received high scores on the Grade Six Achievement Test, including 96% in Language Arts and 94% in Social Studies.  She passed for St. Andrew High for Girls, her top choice.  Unfortunately, she is unable to attend her first choice, because she had to move to live with her grandmother.

 

Daniellia lives in Manchester with her grandmother, who is her new guardian. Daniellia's mother died in June 2011, when she was just 11 years old.  Her mother's death has been very difficult to deal with.  Despite her circumstances, Daniellia came "Second in her Class" and "Top Girl Overall" at Duhaney Park Primary.  Daniellia knows that success comes with hard work and this guides her on a daily basis.  She says, "If I should be the recipient of the Paul Bogle Scholarship, I would make myself and the organization very proud with the level of work I will produce."  Her goal is to become a Veterinarian to help to heal animals.

 

CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS:  Ardenne High

Grade:  7     Age:  12

Christopher has been a brilliant “A” student at St. Peter Claver Primary School.   He earned top scores on the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), including 97% in Mathematics and 97% in Science.   This scholarship will not only provide financial and emotional relief from stress, but also give him motivation in fulfilling his dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor.   His goal is to help the sick, find cures for diseases and increase the life expectancy of humanity.

 

Christopher lives in the “ghetto” with a single parent mother and a twin brother.   His mother tries very hard to provide necessities, but does not have a formal education to get a job that adequately pays to provide for her two children.   Christopher is determined to continue working hard and obtain excellence and a formal education.   There were many times that he and his brother had to go to school without lunch money, but they go to school no matter what.   According to Christopher, “I am fully prepared to make the sky my limit as stated by the great Paul Bogle, ‘I will walk, no, run to the end of the road so that I could be a good role model.’”

 

DANIA FORBES:  Campion College

Grade:  7     Age: 12

Dania excelled at St. Peter Claver Primary School, maintaining an "A+" Grade Point Average.  She performed outstanding on the GSAT, obtaining 100% in Communication and 98% in Science.  Her goal is to become a Medical Doctor, a Cardiologist.

 

Dania lives in the inner-city community of Seaview Gardens with her mother and siblings.  Her mother is unemployed and unable to provide all the items required for high school attendance.  Dania wants to be able to focus on studying and continuing to excel, without worrying about finances to attend school.

 

NICOLE BROWN:  Wolmer's High for Girls

Grade:  7    Age: 12

Nicole has maintained an "A" average at Rollington Town Primary School.  She earned high scores on the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in every subject, including 96% in Mathematics and 96% in Social Studies.  Nicole's goal is to become a Lawyer to help others resolve problems.

 

Nicole lives with her aunt who is her guardian.  She has four brothers and sisters.  Her aunt is currently unemployed and unable to obtain the funds for school fee, text books and school supplies to attend high school.  Nicole says the Paul Bogle Scholarship "will give me the foundation to build a better me and build foundation for my career goal."

 

 

ANDRE BENT:  Jamaica College

Grade:  8    Age: 13

Andre lives in the inner-city “ghetto” area of Jones Town in Kingston.   He lives with his unemployed parents and has three sisters.   While the family was elated that Andre passed his GSAT to attend the prestigious Jamaica College, it was also a cause for stress due to high costs of attendance.   It has been a severe challenge to the family to provide all the academic needs for Andre to attend high school.

 

At Jones Town Primary, Andre was a hard worker and maintained a high grade point average.  He constantly tells himself that he has to work hard and persevere.  He did well on the Grade Six Achievement Test, including 87% in Science and 85% in Mathematics.  He says the Paul Bogle Scholarship will help him financially, educationally and personally.  It gives him hope.

 

TAMIA ROBINSON:  Hampton School

Grade:  9    Age: 14

 

 

Tamia has always been an excellent student.  In 2010, Tamia passed her GSAT from Mount Airy All Age School.  She was the top student for the GSAT for her school, and was awarded a place at Hampton School for Girls.  In November 2011, Tamia received a Gold Certificate from her school for Outstanding Performance 2010-2011.  Tamia has had to board on school campus as Hampton High is located in St. Elizabeth and she lives in Negril, Westmoreland.

 

For the first year at Hampton School, Tamia’s mother was able to manage okay financially, as she was employed and received some assistance from Tamia's absent father.  In November 2010, Tamia’s mother was diagnosed with Leukemia and due to her deteriorating health condition, she had to stop working.  During all of this, the father disappeared and his minor financial assistance was cut off.  Her mother is constantly ill and the cancer medication is costing her every penny.

 

As a result, Tamia and her two siblings have been unable to attend school regularly.  Basic necessities such as food and toiletries have become hard to obtain.  Utilities have been cut off frequently.   Tamia worries about dropping out of school to the point where she gets ill and now suffers from panic attacks.  Tamia is a hardworking and a disciplined individual who knows that education is the only sure way out of poverty.

 

BIG THANK YOU!

2012 CEF EDUCATION AMBASSADORS

Each Education Ambassador adopted a student and funds her or him for the year.

2012 AMBASSADORS:  Natasha Davids, Cecile Sutherland, Sandra Hines, Marcia Kimm, Claudia Higgs-Donovan, Wayne Melbourne, Esq., Marcia Higgs, Rev. Ben Sorensen (former CEF Board), Nikiki Bogle, Esq. (CEF Board), Malachi Smith (CEF Board), Erica Lee-Benedetto (CEF Board), Nicolas Gaglio, Esq. (CEF Board), Ann McLaughlin  (CEF Board), Sean Donovan  (CEF Board), Jacquline Haley (CEF Board), Malcolm Medley, Esq.  (CEF Board).

 

Caribbean Education Foundation sends a “SPECIAL THANK YOU” to all its sponsors, partners and donors that helped to make our High School Scholarships possible for the 2012-2013 school year, and in particular:

* Global Giving

* Bogle & Chang Law Firm                    
* Carnegie Corporation of New York 

* Boston JUMP, Inc.                                                
* Monthly Recurring Donor:  Marcia Brock                                                              

* Monthly Recurring Donor:  Fay Cleghorn                                                               

* Monthly Recurring Donor:  Kevin Brown

(CEF Alum; CEF Vernice Stubbs Higher Education Scholarship Recipient in 2008 while at University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica)

 

In order for CEF to continue helping to educate poor children, it needs your help.  It costs $1,500 U.S. dollars to educate one child in Jamaica for the school year.  CEF is urging individuals, corporations, and organizations to “Adopt a Student” to become a “CEF Education Ambassador.”   

 

“Adopt a Student” to become a “CEF Education Ambassador”

Email: info@educatechild.org

DONATE HERE

 

You may also make a recurring monthly donation on Global Giving.  It could be as small as $10 per month! 

You may also visit the CEF Projects on Global Giving.  You may also send a donation via text message:  Text GIVE 8694 to 80088 to donate $10 to Send a Poor Child to High School in Jamaica.

For more information on how you can assist, please visit Caribbean Education Foundation at http://www.educatechild.org

CEF 2012 Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipients
CEF 2012 Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipients

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Sep 5, 2012

Seeking Space to Host the Learning Center

Caribbean Education Foundation
Caribbean Education Foundation

Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) is urgently seeking space to host our Children Learning & Technology Center in Kingston.  Our team have been looking at some central locations, because CEF will serve hundreds of students coming from various schools throughout Kingston and St. Andrew with this first Learning Center.  Thus far, we find that Half-Way Tree or Cross Roads areas are good locations, because children would not have to travel too far to get there.  CEF understands the urgency and ned to begin the center as soon as possible.  Of course, without good space, we are unable to begin the process.

A number of our scholarship recipients are having difficulty with their homework assignments due to the lack of computers and ability to print.  As a result, their grades suffer.  For example, Rav has not been able to turn in his homework assignments on time, because his family does not have a printer at home.  In addition, the family does not have funds to pay for printing at the local internet cafe.  Printing at these facilities cost money that poor children do not possess.  Therefore, Rav is losing important homework marks, which is affecting his grades.

On the good news front, CEF has some commitments to provide computers for our Learning Center and we are extremely grateful.  However, we need more support in that area as well.

We expect to locate a suitable space very soon and will update you once it happens.  Please continue to support our initiative by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Learning Center today!  Thank you for your assistance.

Sep 5, 2012

How CEF Scholars Did in School

CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipients
CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipients

CEF Scholars continue to excel!

As the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) start a new school year and our nonprofit seeks to ensure that all current scholars are able to continue their high school education for 2012-2013 school year, we thought you should know how they fared last year.

CEF received all the completed Grade Reports for our 12 students on Paul Bogle Scholarship.  We are excited to announce that all CEF Scholars did exceptionally well in high school!  Specifically 10 out of 12 remain "A" students:  Trevisa, Ashauni, Savena, Janneil, Curtis, Janet, Sarah, Tamia, Coya and Garth.  A number of students have perfect attendance records.  Two of the students are Number One in their class:  Trevisa is Number One for all students in Grade 8 at Morant Bay High School.  Ashauni is Number One in Grade 7 at Wolmer's High for Boys.

New Applicants:

Each year as school approaches and the CEF Scholarship Committee pours over tons of our Paul Bogle Scholarship applications, we are continually struck by how brilliant these children are!  We also get disheartened, because CEF's resources are severely limited and only a handful of the deserving will receive a scholarship. It is sad and heartbreaking...

Meet Shakar:  12 years old

In one of his essays, Shakar writes:

"I am qualified to receive a scholarship because I am hardworking, humble, dedicated and a determined individual.  After working so hard to pass my G.S.A.T. examination it finally pays off.  I am excited about going to the school of my choice, as I am closer in my career path to become a Civil Engineer.

I am qualified for this scholarship because of the hardship faced by my mother sending me to school with an absentee father, at times I only have fare to go and my teacher would assist me with lunch and fare to come home.  Sometimes I would save the little much my mother gave me so I would not be absent from school too much.  When the stresses of life reaches her she would sometimes borrow back the money I saved in order to meet other financial needs.  Most times I walked part way to school as I don't have the bus fare to take two buses so I walked and meet the bus that takes me near my school.  Sometimes I am tired but I know my mother has it hard so I just go to school and do my best.

I live in the Waltham Park area where my community is plagued by thieves, drugs and the 'barking of guns'.  When I looked on the young people in my community on the streets, not going to school, it makes me so depressed, but this scholarship will motivate me not to be one of them but to always listen to my mother's words that the only way out of poverty is through education.  I know that with your help I will make Caribbean Education Foundation, my mother, my teachers, my family and my community proud."

Shakar applied for scholarship last year, and would have received one, but CEF did not have sufficient funds.  He has resubmitted his application.  We are hoping to renew Scholarships for 12 children to attend high school. But with your donation, CEF will be able to assist few more additional children, like Shakar, to gain meaningful access quality education!   There are a number of ways in which you can help CEF to meet our goals:

Adopt a Student and become a CEF Education Ambassador:

Please consider adopting an individual student today.  Your assistance will be invaluable in that child's life. 

Make a Recurring Donation

Make a recurring donation on GlobalGiving!  Global Giving is doing matching donations for new recurring donations that are made this month!

Make a Tax deductible contribution today!

As always, we will update you shortly on our Paul Bogle Scholarship renewals for 2012-2013 school year.  Thank you very much for your generosity!  Our work would not be possible without your continued support.

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Become a CEF Education Ambassador!

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