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Keith Mitchell Foundation gives Education Grants to Primary School Students



Monday, July 24, 2017 3:35 PM- George's, Grenada

ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, JULY 24, 2017:  Nearly 70 primary school students from across the country received education grants from the Keith Mitchell Foundation during an awards ceremony at the Trade Centre on Friday.

Awardees were selected on strict criteria which include being Grenadian and a demonstration of need-based predicament.


“It is designed for you to get grant to go to secondary schools,” declared foundation chair and leading Grenadian and Caribbean hotelier Sir Royston Hopkin.

“We recognize that government provides tuition, that government provides books for those folks who cannot afford to have books; however we also recognize through the foundation that those kids still need a lot of assistance.  So our grants are to assist in getting your uniforms, your shoes all the ancillary things that you need to make it easy on your parents”.

The Foundation, a charitable organization established in January last year, was setup in the name of Prime Minister Mitchell as a way of tackling poverty through education.

“My initiative here in this foundation, is based on my own experience knowing that if I did not get help I would not be standing where you are, sitting where you are like you today,” Prime Minister told the students.

“And I would not be standing here so I can’t forget this”.

Other officials in attendance included Director Jean Augustine, a Grenadian who became the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons in Canada.

“So I want to give thanks  to those who have encouraged, those who put your names forward, those who  recognized that there is a sparkle in you, that they want to see light and that this foundation, this philanthropic activity - this award will help you to blossom”.

The secretary of the Keith Mitchell foundation is Ronald Charles, the treasurer Dr. Elliot McGuire while the other directors comprise Kent Mitchell and Jerome McQuilkin.



 

 

 

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