HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND THANK YOU!
The Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) has awarded its 2013 Paul Bogle Scholarships to 25 brilliant, poor children to attend high schools in Jamaica. The Scholarships total $2.5 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. The Scholarships pay: school fees, text books, school supplies, lunch and transportation. 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; and attending Top High Schools throughout Jamaica. CEF's President, Nikiki Bogle, explains why Paul Bogle Scholarships are important, “Public High Schools in Jamaica are NOT FREE. It is a tremendous challenge for the working poor to provide the resources to send children to public high schools in Jamaica. We cannot leave an entire population of brilliant children to a life sentence of poverty with no opportunity for progress. Education will provide them with opportunities for success.” Read more…
CEF has added a New Video to our Project! Please visit our Project Page and check it out. Let us know what you think about it! It features Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipient, Ravorn, who has been in our High School Program since 2010.
The funds you generously donated in 2013 to this Project helped to send 7 additional children to high school in Jamaica! THANK YOU! We had already provided 10 student scholarships, so our total would have been 17 children in school. Due to additional generosity, CEF was able to send 8 more children to attend high school on partial scholarships for the semester. This means we were only able to help these 8 children get through December 2013. These 8 children still need our help to continue high school in January 2014!
CEF needs to raise the remaining funds and help our 8 additional children continue in high school and be fully funded with textbooks and transportation in January 2014. We simply cannot abandon these brilliant children and leave them without meaningful access to education! The following children still need funding to continue to attend high school in January 2014: Ravorn, Romilla, Tahjay, Kamiela, Nicole, Andre, Dania and Janneil.
MEET JANNEIL: She needs to get back to high school in January 2014
Janneil is one of the students who need help to continue high school in January 2014. She is currently an "A" student at Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica. Janneil is 14 years old and in Grade 9. Janneil was a top scholar throughout her education at St. Peter Claver Primary School. Her grades range from 90% to100%. Janneil earned high scores on the Grade Six Achievement (GSAT) in every subject, including 97% in Mathematics and 97% in Language Arts. She works hard to keep her grade average at an A or A+ and has a positive attitude. Janneil aspires to become a Criminal Lawyer.
JANNEIL - CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipient 2011-2013
Janneil lives in the inner city of Kingston 11 with her parents and 20 people. She is one of 10 children and her father lost his job. Her mother is working, but earns $16,000 JA ($186 U.S.) per month. There is severe financial strain on the family. Janneil did not know how she was going to pay school fee to attend shool or buy books to learn and do homework. She wants to be given an opportunity to succeed. This scholarship drives Janneil to improve her physical, mental and academic abilities.
Please help CEF help Janneil and the other 7 children by contributing and speading the word!!!
READ LATEST SCHOLARSHIPS PRESS RELEASE!
Our CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Altamont Court Hotel in New Kingston, Jamaica. Please JOIN US if you are going to be in Jamaica! Attendance is by Invitation Only and you are all invited. Order Early Bird Tickets via Eventbrite:http://cefbanquet.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent
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EXCITING NEWS! CEF "Send a Poor Child to High School in Jamaica" Global Giving Project http://goto.gg/8694 has also been APPROVED for Microsoft's YouthSpark Initiative!!! Microsoft's YouthSpark opportunity is only available to GlobalGiving's Leaders and Superstars. Our project is now eligible for various YouthSpark funding opportunities, including Gap Inc., Hilton Honors and Your Cause. Big Thank You to Global Giving and Microsoft!
AMAZON SMILE: Do you, your family, or friends shop on Amazon? If so, shop through the recently launched AmazonSmile and select Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. as the beneficiary charity! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Caribbean Education Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know! Same products, same prices, same service. Support your CEF by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8816602
EBAY: Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. is now registered with EBay Giving Works! If you shop or sell items through Ebay, please select CEF. Read more...
On December 7, 2013, CEF President, Nikiki Bogle, Esq. was the KEYNOTE SPEAKER for Boston J.U.M.P. (Jamaica United Mission for Progress) 6th Anniversary Gala in Boston! Boston JUMP is a wonderful charity that helps needy children in Boston and Jamaica in early childhood education. JUMP also sponsored a child for the Caribbean Education Foundation Paul Bogle Scholarship in 2012. It was an HONOR and PLEASURE for Ms. Bogle to speak with 350+ of JUMP's supporters. Boston JUMP is helping to change the world. When you give a poor child access to education, you are opening doors for opportunities and success! You are giving that child a LIFE.
In October 2013, CEF President, Nikiki Bogle, Esq. was named a "Jamaican Hero and Role Model" by Page One Newspaper! Read more...
Please make a Year-End tax-deductible GIFT to CEF and/or donate in honor of a loved one! We need your help to contribute and spead the word!!!
Thank you very much for your generosity! You have made the education of brilliant, poor children possible. You are helping to change the world.
Have a wonderful holiday season with your family! Our CEF Team wishes you all the best in the New Year when it arrives.
Nikiki T. Bogle, Esq.
President & CEO
Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc.
We hope you had a wonderful Summer! It is that time of year again and Caribbean Education Foundation Paul Bogle Scholarship recipients are going back to high schools throughout Jamaica, due to the generosity of donors like you; and our Education Ambassadors who have adopted a student! Our work would not be possible without your continued support. We are extremely grateful!
HOW DID CEF SCHOLARS PERFORM IN THE PAST YEAR?
The overwhelming majority of CEF Scholars continue to do excellent work in school! 14 out of 18 students excelled with “A Grades” and made the Honor Roll. 11 have "A" Grade Point Averages: Dania, Trevisa, Sarah, Janneil, Daniellia, Shamarie, Tamia, Janet, Savena, Nicole, Ashauni. 3 have "B+" Grade Point Averages; and 4 are struggling and need additional assistance. We have a couple students in especially difficult circumstances at home; and additionally, lack access to technology and homework assistance, which reflects in some of their grades. In order to provide students with additional support, CEF is creating a Learning & Technology Center!
SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS: BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN!
As you know, Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) renews scholarships for students who are still in financial need, attended high school regularly and maintained good grades. This month, CEF provided 10 student scholarships!
High School started on September 2nd in Jamaica and unfortunately, many of our brilliant scholarship students are unable to attend due to a lack of funds! Many don't have bus fare, text books or school supplies! Danielle says, "I don't worry so much that I don't have any lunch, as long as I have the bus fare to get to school and text books to learn the lessons and do my homework. This is all I ask for." She is 12 years old.
Although students qualify for scholarship renewals, sadly, CEF has not been able to renew all scholarships as yet, due to a lack of funds. We need your help to assist the additional children to attend high school!
Our Back to School Campaign is to raise funds to send 25 children to high school. As discussed 10 children already received scholarships. We need your help for assist the remaining 15 children. Please make a contribution and help us make high school happen for these brilliant children!
As you know, Public High Schools are NOT FREE in Jamaica. Our Paul Bogle Scholarships students' pay school fees, textbooks, school supplies, transportation and lunch. CEF is a registered U.S. based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are 100% tax deductible.
TOP STUDENT DANIA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT:
WAYS TO HELP:
1. Please Make a Contribution and forward our email to your networks!
2. Adopt a Student and become a CEF Education Ambassador or Refer a Friend or Group to do so!
Please adopt an individual student today, or refer someone to do so. Your assistance will be invaluable in that child's life.
3. Make a Recurring Donation
Make a recurring donation on GlobalGiving! GlobalGiving is doing matching donations for new recurring donations that are made this month!
Thank you very much for your generosity! You make education of brilliant, poor children possible.
With Deep Gratitude,
Nikiki T. Bogle, Esq. President & CEO Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc.
Did you know that May is Child’s Month? The Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) wishes a Happy Child’s Month to all children around the globe!
CEF wishes that all mothers had a very Happy Mother’s Day!
In addition, Happy Father’s Day when it comes to all dads in June!
Last month in April 2013, CEF’s President and Team members visited some of our CEF Scholars in Kingston, Jamaica. As you know, CEF always receives our scholars' Grade Reports on how they are doing in school. The detailed Grade Reports inform of us of not just their grades, but their overall attitude and behavior towards each subject matter (14 subjects) and their attendance record, including tardiness. So, the CEF team learns a great deal from the Grade Reports! However, there is nothing like a personal meeting to learn who a child really is. It was truly wonderful to meet with the children in person!
We met with some of our Kingston CEF Scholars at Emancipation Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Our President had one-on-one sessions about academics, leadership roles and home life with each child. As you can imagine, some things were very sad to hear about the difficulties and pains at home - - they are so young, at 12 to 14 years old and already experience so much in their young lives. Despite their many challenges, our CEF Scholars persevere and stand tall. We ask that you will continue to financially support our scholars who really need it most!
The overwhelming majority of scholars continue to do excellent in school! We have a couple students in especially difficult circumstances at home and lack access to technology and homework assistance, which reflects in some of their grades. In order to provide students with additional support, CEF is creating a Learning & Technology Center to launch in September 2013! The Learning Center will provide a safe, well-lit space for homework and research, exposure to computer technology, homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring and other services, so these children continue to rise and swim. We ask that you support CEF's Learning Center initiative, which will not only help our current CEF Scholars, but reach thousands of additional disadvantaged children we have not been able to assist due to financial constraints.
Of course, no visit with children is complete without a treat…so we took them for some delicious pizza in New Kingston! For some students, it was their first time having pizza and they truly enjoyed it!
The current school year ends in June, and CEF is asking you to make a donation, so these students may enter the next grade in high school in September 2013! Please consider a recurring donation of $25 per month!
In addition, CEF is seeking Education Ambassadors for our Adopt-a-Student Program. Ambassadorship is open to everyone: individuals, businesses, organizations and groups. The cost to fund one student to attend public high school for one year in Jamaica is $1,500 U.S. dollars. Each Education Ambassador receives direct information about her or his adopted student along with a photograph. Throughout the school year, each CEF Ambassador is updated with Grade Reports, Attendance Reports and Behavioral Reports about the school performance of his or her adopted child. Ambassadors may also communicate with their adopted students.
As you are aware, Public High Schools are NOT FREE in Jamaica. The cost to attend public high school in Jamaica is at least $1,500 U.S. dollars. The minimum wage is approximately $50.00 U.S. dollars per week or $200.00 U.S. dollars per month. Many of the students who receive CEF scholarships have "working poor parent(s)" who are unable to afford the costs of high school due to the low wages they earn. CEF’s goal is to give youth meaningful choices and opportunities in this world, and thereby break the poverty cycle.
CEF is seeking 10 Education Ambassadors who are able to help a child gain access to quality education. Will you be one of THE CEF 10? Individuals and entities that wish to become a CEF Education Ambassador should contact the Caribbean Education Foundation directly at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 800-677-0839.
Please continue to spread the word about CEF; and Like our page on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.
As always, CEF cannot do our work without your financial support. Thank you so much for contributing to help a poor child receive an education. We truly appreciate your support!
Happy New Year! Caribbean Education Foundation hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family. CEF wishes you and your loved ones more love, light, health, happiness and blessings in 2013 and beyond!
2012 YEAR IN REVIEW:
You have done the right thing in donating to us - - and we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) is off to a wonderful start in 2013! We are excited about our upcoming programs, events and initiatives! Our CEF Scholars have continued to soar to great heights both academically and in being awarded leadership roles at their schools! We will let you know in detail about individual children in subsequent reports. CEF will also update you on our latest initiatives, but first, we wanted to show why you made a difference in 2012.
CEF was honored with a TOP RATED 2012 NONPROFIT AWARD from GreatNonprofits! We share this honor with all of you! Nothing is possible without your help. We truly appreciate your financial support to each child.
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN 2012:
18 children. 18 breaths. 18 smiles. 18 voices. 18 educated. 18 opportunities to thrive.
You have impacted and are transforming the lives of 18 children in need of education.
You are responsible for helping 18 children who are living in poverty to receive meaningful access to quality education in Jamaica. If education equals opportunity, and opportunity equals life, and we know it does, each of you have directly saved 18 children’s lives in 2012. The magnitude of your impact cannot be understated.
And so, we wanted to share a letter we recently received from the guardian of a child, Sarah, whom you are helping to educate in Jamaica. Sarah applied to our Paul Bogle Scholarship Program for high school students in Spring of 2010, so she could attend one of the best public high schools in Jamaica, Immaculate Conception High School for Girls. At the time, Sarah was 12 years old and wanted desperately to enter Grade 7 in September 2010, but her family did not have the financial resources to fund her education. Due to our CEF Scholarship, Sarah was able to enter Grade 7 in September 2010; and with your continued generosity in funding our scholarship renewals, Sarah entered Grade 8 in September 2011 and Grade 9 in September 2012.
LETTER FROM SARAH’S GUARDIAN
Dear Caribbean Education Foundation:
I am so pleased that you were able to sponsor Sarah for another academic year! THANK YOU so very much for your help!
Sarah continues to be driven by ambition, maturity, initiative and dependability and continues to be a top student and high performer at the Immaculate Conception High School for Girls.
Your continued support has played a major role in my niece, Sarah’s life. I use the word ''life'' because it is not only her education that you have impacted. I am proud to say that this scholarship continues to be a blessing to Sarah’s growth and development.
I personally will continue to push and motivate her to do even better so she can make herself proud and her family, and also make you and your CEF team proud scholarship sponsors.
May the Lord continue to bless you for the work that you and your foundation does.
CEF is also excited to report that this month, we received Sarah’s latest Grade 9 Report and Attendance Report from her school. Sarah has made Honor Roll again with A grades! She has also received an additional Award for Perfect Attendance for the Year in Grade 8! We are very proud of Sarah's achievements! JOIN US in saying CONGRATULATIONS!
SARAH MADE HONOR ROLL...AGAIN!
PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD FOR THE YEAR IN GRADE 8
"A" STUDENT IN GRADE 9: A's in 13 out of 14 SUBJECTS!
Sarah’s Latest Grade Report: Sarah is in Grade 9 and taking 14 subjects. She earned an A in 13 subjects!
English Language: A
English Literature: A
Information Technology: A+
Religious Education: A+
Food and Nutrition: A+
Arts & Craft: A
Physical Education: A+
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Please continue to donate so children like Sarah are able to stay in school and excel! Caribbean Education Foundation is now raising funds to help Sarah enter Grade 10 in September 2013; in addition to the 17 more children in our scholarship program.
Start an Online Fundraiser through Global Giving:
You can help raise money for our project or an individual student by hosting an Online Fundraiser, where individuals and companies can donate directly to the project! You may be surprised at how many people and entitities in your network help you reach the goal! Everyone will want you to win. It is easy to set up! Like this one!
Make a Recurring Donation
Make a recurring donation on GlobalGiving!
Tell a Friend
Please spread the word about CEF to raise awareness of our cause through your networks! Knowledge is power and people cannot help if they do not know about our work. Maybe they would host an Online Fundraiser or Adopt a Student!
DID YOU KNOW THAT CEF HAS ANOTHER PROJECT ON GLOBAL GIVING? CEF is creating a Learning & Technology Center for Youth in Jamaica – this project will help our current scholarship recipients and also allow us to serve hundreds more children in the inner cities of Kingston. Learn more about it here!
Thank you very much for your generosity! CEF’s work would not be possible without your continued financial support. We appreciate your help.
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, KingstonNICOLE 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, Westmoreland2011 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, Kingston2010 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
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”
You may also make a recurring monthly donation on Global Giving. It could be as small as $10 per month!
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