DCSL continues to place strong empahsis on education

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary DCSL continues to place strong empahsis on education by: – August 15, 2011 51 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tamika Jno.Baptiste receiving stationary from Mr. Cletus Joseph, President of DCSLThe Dominica Co-operative Societies League Ltd (DCSL) continues to place emphasis on education and has awarded two deserving students with full scholarships to attend secondary school.Tamika Jno. Baptiste of the Morne Jaune Primary School was awarded the scholarship based on need whilst Darlon Riviere of the St. Mary’s Primary School based on merit at a press conference this morning.This scholarship inlcudes a cheque in the amount $767.48 each, school fees, textbooks and stationary, a uniform allowance of $250.00 in the 1st and 3nd year as well as all examination fees.The scholarship based on merit was named after a credit union pioneer Mr. Geoffrey Robinson and the other based on need named the sister Alicia Jubilee Scholarship after Sister Alicia who founded the Credit Union Movement in Dominica.Mr. Cletus Joseph the newly elected President of the DCSL noted that not only is the the Credit Union Movement interested in the development of its members, it is also very interested in development of member’s children.He also highlighted the significant contribution that the DCSL has been making towards education.“The Movement as of December 31st, 2010 had eighty full time scholarships in existence and that cost the movement in excess of eighty thousand dollars for that year. This is the significance of the contribution of the Credit Union Movement in Dominica and at this time to continue to make scholarship awards to students it is something that we give serious consideration, but the needs of our members come before and we decided that before anything else we can make that investment there.”Darlon Riviere receiving stationary from Mr. Cletus Joseph, President of DCSL.Mr. Joseph also advised  parents of their responsibility to ensure that their children attend school and complete all assignments.“Parents you have a responsibility and I say it is a serious responsibility to ensure that your children do what they have to do at school, ensure that they attend school, ensure that they do their homework, assignments, and more which will help them to develop as individuals which is very important,” he said.Dominica Co-operative Societies League Ltd began its scholarship programme twenty five years ago in 1986, and has awarded twenty-five Geoffrey Robinson Scholarships based on merit and eighteen full Sister Alicia Jubilee Scholarship based on need.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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