CEF Top Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipient - Dania
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:
Dania is currently an "A" student at Campion College, the top high school in Jamaica. She just entered Grade 8 on September 2, 2013. She 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.
Yesterday, Dania called CEF pleading for scholarship renewal. She is only 13 years old and in Grade 8. She is attending high school, but the administrators are asking when their fees will be paid, which is embarassing the child. Importantly, Dania explained, "I have no text books, and cannot do my homework. School started two weeks ago and I am behind in classes because of it. The lady who helped me last year died in July. I really your help."
Dania is an "A student". She made Honor Roll last school year; and is among our Top CEF Scholars! We cannot let her lose hope. At the moment, Dania and many of our scholarship students do not have meaningful access to education. We hope you are able to assist CEF by making a contribution today; and sharing our GlobalGiving Report wth your networks. You never know who will give, so please SHARE our report with everyone!
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.
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CEF Top Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipient - Dania