Ten students whose parents are employees of the state-owned National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) were awarded scholarships for their success at the 2014 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment.
The NAWASA Annual Scholarship Award ceremony took place last week Wednesday at the company’s head office on the Carenage.
The 10 lucky recipients were presented with vouchers valued $300.00 each, a NAWASA time clock, a calculator and a company branded water bottle.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Terrence Forrester, urged the students to remain focused on their education, reminding them that they have control over how they react to issues that may confront them on their educational journey.
Forrester encouraged the recipients to put God first in whatever they do and to continue to nurture their minds with positive things and stand tall always as they have full control over their destiny.
One of the recipients, Shiniah Jeremiah whose career goal is to become a pediatrician told her peers, parents and NAWASA officials that she wants to pursue her dream of giving assistance particularly to children through the medical field and is committed to doing so no matter what.
Another awardee, Melody Thomas, expressed her appreciation in song.
Speaking on behalf of parents of the recipients, Emerson Jeremiah expressed gratitude to NAWASA for implementing such an initiative to assist their children and was looking forward to the continuation of the programme.
This is the 10th year of the NAWASA Scholarship Programme which to date has provided assistance to 80 students who have entered secondary schools throughout the country.