The Rotaract Club of Grenada gas announced the induction of Trevette Redhead as its most recent scholarship recipient.
Trevette, who is now a student of the Grenada Boys Secondary School, will receive assistance from the club for the duration of his Secondary School journey.
The Scholarship Programme will be providing Trevette with essentials for school including textbooks, uniform, shoes, stationery and school supplies as well as tutoring and mentoring when necessary.
An induction ceremony was held on September 2 at the Ministry of Education, which formally welcomed Trevette and his mother as extended members of the club and also officially handed over all scholarship items.
Speaking at the ceremony, Rotaract’s President, Diyanna Gulston said, “We’re very eager and happy to be walking (Trevette) through (his) secondary school journey. In addition to the physical items that we’ve presented to you, we’ll also be providing you with mentoring.”
Gulston, also reminded Trevette’s mother that the club will be there to support her along the way.
“Ms. Redhead, anything at all that we’re able to assist with as it relates to Trevette’s education, once it’s within the club’s power and we have the resources to do so, we’re here for you”, she told the mother.
The scholarship programme is the brainchild of the Community Service Committee of the Rotaract Club, led by Director Kizzy Simon.
During the developmental stages of the programme, Simon and her team engaged the Ministry of Social Development for guidance and were provided with Trevette’s profile for consideration.
When asked to comment on the planning of the programme, Director Kizzy said, “We wanted to ensure the right student was selected. As a community service and non-profit group, we’re very aware of the issues plaguing our society, especially as it pertains to youth and education”.
She added: “We’re here to make a difference, and this scholarship programme is just the beginning of what we have planned for the rest of the Rotaract year.”
To close off the ceremony, Trevette expressed his appreciation for being selected as the club’s most recent scholarship student.
“I thank God for the Rotaract Club for helping me out. And I also want to thank God for being here this afternoon to be a part of you. (The Club) has helped in many (ways) and you have been here for us. I’m very happy to have the club as my sponsor.”
The Rotaract Club remains committed to assisting the educational sphere in Grenada and will be launching its Annual Spelling Bee competition during the upcoming weeks.