BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Caribbean Education Foundation Paul Bogle Scholarship Recipient, Ravorn, who graduated from Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica! We are so PROUD of Ravorn’s tremendous accomplishment!
A high school diploma is an important step in preparing a young person to live an independent, secure and happy life and to contribute to Jamaica's economic competitiveness as part of an educated, innovative workforce.
In 2010, at 12 years old, Ravorn was awarded the CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship based on high academics and financial need, to attend high school. He graduated from Duhaney Park Primary School in Kingston, Jamaica. Ravorn’s primary school is streamed where bright students are placed at the top and other students in descending streams. Ravorn was placed in the fourth stream and not expected to pass his exam for a top school. He proved everyone wrong by passing for Calabar High School! He obtained 96% in Mathematics and 90% in Science on the GSAT Exam. Ravorn received many awards: Most Outstanding Student in His Class, English Language, Science, Religious Education and Most Disciplined Student. Since 2010, each year CEF has renewed Ravorn’s Paul bogle Scholarship, so he could continue to attend high school. Five years later, Ravorn stands as an impressive young man!
Despite incredibly challenging economic and academic circumstances in the inner-city community of Riverton City where he lives, Ravorn tried his best to focus on school. Ravorn is now in Sixth Form and plans to attend University to major in Business Administration. Having attained 1’s in Business Administration, Principles of Accounts and Mathematics on the Caribbean Examination Council (CSEC), we have no doubt Ravorn will excel as a Business Major at university! We wish Ravorn the very best in Sixth Form and his journey to university! We hope that Ravorn keeps focus and becomes a positive force in his community, Jamaica and the world. CEF will continue to renew Ravorn’s Scholarship for the next 2 years of Sixth Form, as long as we have funding to do so. You may help with funding here:
A “SPECIAL THANK YOU” to our CEF Education Ambassador & Advisor, Claudia Higgs-Donovan, who is sponsoring Ravorn’s CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship! We truly appreciate Ms. Higgs-Donovan’s immense and invaluable support to CEF, our Scholars and team!
THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF)! Our CEF Scholars such as Ravorn graduating from High School is the result of your generosity.
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MEET SARAH - THE WONDER GRADUATE!!! Big Congratulations to Caribbean Education Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Sarah, who graduated from Immaculate Conception High School for Girls in Jamaica in 2015! Sarah graduated as an “Honor Student” with an “A” Grade Point Average! In addition, Sarah graduated First in Human & Social Biology in the entire graduating class of over 200 students! We are so PROUD of Sarah’s tremendous accomplishment!
In addition to her high school achievements, Sarah managed to achieve STELLAR RESULTS on the Caribbean Examinations Counsel (CSEC), which students must master in order to get into Sixth Form (Grades 12 and 13).
Sarah achieved PERFECT SCORES in all 8 Subjects taken!
In 2010, at 12 years old, Sarah was awarded the CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship based on high academics and financial need, to attend public high school, along with 5 other children. She graduated from Duhaney Park Primary School. Each year for the past 5 years, CEF has renewed Sarah’s Scholarship, so she could continue to attend high school. Sarah stands as an impressive young lady at 17 years old!
Despite very challenging circumstances, Sarah has held focus and marvelously excelled! She made Honor Roll each term at Immaculate High. As Sarah continues in her quest to Sixth Form in September and next to journey to University to pursue Law, we wish her all the best! We hope that she keeps focus and becomes a positive force in her community, Jamaica and the world. CEF will continue to renew Sarah’s Scholarship for the next 2 years of Sixth Form, as long as we have funding to do so.
We would like say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone, particularly our hundreds of Global Giving donors, who have generously contributed to the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF)! A “Special Thank You” to our CEF Education Ambassador, Natasha Davids, who has sponsored Sarah’s CEF Scholarship for the past several years! We truly appreciate your support. Our CEF Scholars such as Sarah graduating from High School is the reward for your kindness, generosity and love.
Educate One Child. Empower a Community. And Transform our World.
Please let us continue to make each CEF Scholar have meaningful access to education in Jamaica!
THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
SHE DID IT!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) Scholarship Recipient, Coya, who graduated from Wolmer’s High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica! We are so PROUD of Coya’s accomplishment!
Graduation was held on Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 and we are excited that some of our team members were able to attend, including CEF President & CEO, Nikiki Bogle, Esquire!
Coya stands as an impressive young lady, now at 17 years old! Five years ago in September 2010, at 12 years old, Coya was one of six students who were awarded a CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship based on high academics and financial need, to attend public high school in Jamaica. She graduated from Duhaney Park Primary School with several academic awards and excellence on the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).
Throughout her primary education, Coya had been a TOP SCHOLAR and earned the highest score at Duhaney Park Primary on the GSAT. She graduated at the top of her school and was Valedictorian of her shift. Among the high sores on all 6 subjects on the GSAT Examination, Coya received 100% in Composition and 98% in Mathematics. Coya lived in Spanish Town, St. Catherine with her aunt/guardian and four children in the household. The financial circumstances were dire and even more so, because her guardian was suffering from breast cancer. Her guardian had undergone a mastectomy and was receiving chemotherapy treatments at the time. In addition to trying to find money to pay for expensive cancer treatments, Coya’s guardian had four additional young children she was trying to put through school. Sadly, Coya’s guardian died of cancer in 2014.
Each year for the past five years, CEF has renewed Coya’s Scholarship in years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, so she could continue to attend high school.
Throughout her High School career at the Wolmer's, Coya continues to excel in academics and plays a leading role on her school’s Track and Field team, competing in the Discus. Despite very challenging economic and emotional circumstances, including the death of her guardian from cancer, Coya has held steadfast in focus to do her best and succeed!
COYA’S AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2014: Certificate of Merit for Academic Achievement
2014: Plaque for Highest Score in Mathematics in entire Fourth Form (Grade 10)
2014: Certificate of Excellence in Track and Field
2014: Award for Best Female Athlete
2014: Award for Student Athlete of the Year
2013: Blue Report Award for Excellent Performance on End of Year Exams
2012: Blue Report Award for Excellent Performance on End of Year Exams
2011: Blue Report Award for Excellent Performance on End of Year Exams
2011: Plaque for Highest English Score in entire Second Form (Grade 8)
2010-2014: Honor Roll
As Coya continues in her quest to attend Sixth Form in September 2015; and next planned journey to University to major in Information Technology, we wish her the very best! We hope that Coya continues to keep focus and becomes a positive role model in her community, Jamaica and the world!
CEF will continue to renew Coya’s Scholarship for the next two years of High School Sixth Form, as long as we obtain the funding to do so.
We would like say a HUGE THANK YOU to each of you who has financially contributed to the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF)! Our CEF Scholars such as Coya, graduating from High School and becoming positive role models in their communities, is the reward for your kindness, generosity and love.
Please let us continue to ensure each child has meaningful access to education in Jamaica!
Future Lawyer Nicole is First in Class
The Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) has been receiving last semester’s Grade Reports from our Scholarship Recipients. The Grade Reports we have received thus far have made us proud! CEF is particularly happy that our students continue to stay focus despite their challenges and circumstances and remained steadfast in excelling in high school. It is hard to focus when you have a hungry belly.
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Nicole is First in her Class and we are so EXCITED!
Nicole continues to excel at Wolmer’s High School for Girls, one of the top high schools in Jamaica. She is now 14 years old and in Grade 9. We recently received Nicole’s last term Grade Report. She is not only an “A” Student, but she was placed First in Her Class! She also received a Blue Report Upper Tier Award for excellence in her work!
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."
Nicole previously 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. We believe that with your continued assistance, Nicole will accomplish her goals! Our CEF team is very proud of this excellent result for Nicole, and each of you helped to make it happen! Thank you so much for your help!
CEF was only able to renew 10 of our Student Scholarships for the school year, due to a lack of sufficient funds. We continue to seek funding, in order to renew the additional 10 Scholarships, as those students are still without all their text books; and school fees are unpaid. We need your help to assist the additional 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.
Help Make it Happen: March 18th is 30% Bonus Day on Global Giving!
GlobalGiving's first matching opportunity of 2015 is Wednesday, March 18th! They are offering a 30% match on all donations up to $1,000 per donor per project, while funds remain. There is $60,000 available in matching and matching begins at 9:00 EDT and lasts until funds run out or 23:59:59 EDT. There is also $2,000 in bonus prizes available!
Please help CEF and donate to our project on March 18th, so that we can raise needed funds through this great matching opportunity and complete our Scholarship Awards! Please donate early, as the matching funds go quickly and we need all the help we can get to ensure that all our Scholarship Recipients receive all their text books and pay their school fees.
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