CEF Student Operations Manager - Tanya McLennon
The Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) would like to introduce you to one of our Education Champions, Ms. Tanya McLennon, CEF Student Operations Manager for Jamaica.
Ms. Tanya McLennon has exemplary served the Caribbean Education Foundation since January 2010 and entered her 4-year Anniversary in January 2014! She is the Student Operations Manager for Jamaica - - the main liaison among the student scholarship recipients, their parents/guardians, the primary schools from which they graduate, and high schools they enter for the next education journey.
Ms. McLennon explains the reasons she works with CEF, “It is wonderful to be a part of the Caribbean Education Foundation, because I witness daily how CEF is truly making a difference in each child’s education and the lives of poor children. Without an education in Jamaica, you are going nowhere. In order to get any job, including lower level, they require applicants to have passed subjects on the Caribbean Examinations. Job notices say, applicants must have passed “5 CXC subjects”. You cannot take CXC with without education and money to pay exam fees. Education is critical to success in Jamaica and poor children need an opportunity. CEF provides that opportunity.”
On any given day, you may find Ms. McLennon calling scholarship recipients to make sure they have everything required for high school; taking CEF Scholars to bookstores to purchase their textbooks and school supplies; meeting with high school bursars to ensure the school fees are paid; meeting with tutors to get assistance for a few students struggling in Math; conducting primary school tours; or meeting with Principals, Teachers, and Grade Six Coordinators on students' status with the CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship Applications; and more. Wow! Ms. McLennon does so much for CEF and the children! Did we mention she is a Volunteer?
According to CEF's President & CEO, Nikiki Bogle, Esq., "Tanya McLennon is CEF's Education Champion in Jamaica. Ms. McLennon does solid hard work with complete dedication; and always strives for excellence. She is invaluable to our student operations on the ground in Jamaica."
These are among the many reasons why CEF is very excited to have Ms. McLennon as the Learning Center Manager when we open our doors in 2014! She is perfect for the position and up to the task. The students love her and so do we! CEF knows that the Learning Center will be in excellent hands.
On the Learning Center Management position, Ms. McLennon smiles and exclaims, “I am truly honoured! The Learning Centre is a natural extension of what CEF already does to help educate poor children. CEF Scholars will have access to technology, tutoring, and more, which is essential for success. I am particularly excited, because I will get to spend more time with the children to help them. I love the fact that CEF Scholars are bright, and simply need help to get their education. Plus, they are so grateful for the assistance; and have been a joy to be around.”
Ms. McLennon explains why she has volunteered each year, for over 4 years with CEF: “Service and giving your time is important. You may not have the financial resources, but making the time to assist a life-changing cause is important to me. CEF is changing children’s lives for the better and I am happy to be of service to help make this happen in Jamaica.”
CEF is extremely grateful for the dedicated volunteers such as Ms. McLennon, and our wonderful supporters like you all, who are helping to make access to education a success for poor children! We need your continued support to make our scholarship recipients attendance in high school a continuing reality for the 2014-2015 school year.
Thank you very much for your generosity! You make our work possible.
Ms. McLennon with CEF Scholarship Recipients 2013
Ms. McLennon with Scholarship Recipients in 2010
Ms. McLennon at CEF Primary School Tour in 2012