10 GSAT students to get scholarships from Heart Praise Worship Fest
The family-focused concert is a philanthropic effort orchestrated by Rondell Positive.
Ten students from eastern Jamaica will receive Heart Praise Great Start Scholarships to fund the first three years of high school through the proceeds of the Heart Praise Worship Fest held in Colonel’s Cove, St Thomas on Labour Day.
The family-focused concert is a philanthropic effort orchestrated by Rondell Positive and his team to provide scholarships for GSAT students.
“My purpose is impact. What I want to be remembered for is the people I’ve impacted and the lives I’ve touched. Heart Praise Worship Fest is an extension of that. The entire concert is about impacting people through the event itself and the results of the event that pay for scholarships and other initiatives,” said Rondell Positive.
Rondell Positive Music also partners with sponsors to assist in providing the funds for the concert and the scholarships. This year’s sponsors include Purpose 101, Zinnias, Phidds Furniture & Appliances, GT Sounds, DAPS, and the NCB Foundation.
“The NCB Foundation is pleased to be sponsoring Heart Praise Worship Fest for the second time. This event is directly aligned with the Foundation’s focus on education and providing opportunities for Jamaican students to advance their education and to realise our Chairman’s dream of creating opportunities for our nation’s children to access tertiary level education. This year we have decided to assist by donating $100,000 to the top GSAT students of the parishes of St. Thomas and Portland,” stated Damian Sibblies, National Commercial Bank.
In addition to a great cause, the concert is great entertainment in the form of spoken word, comedic acts, video presentations and, of course, musical performances. The 2018 staging of Heart Praise Worship Fest featured performances from an all Jamaican lineup including Rondell Positive, Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis, Kevin Downswell, Kimola Brown - Lowe, Kathy ‘Tan Deh Deh’ Grant and household names .
Amidst crowd favourites from Positive such as Keeping Me Alive and Purpose Calling, fans were able to enjoy his newest song, 'Stressless Dance'.
Rondell Positive encouraged everyone in attendance to come up with their own dance to shake away the stress and the response was positively contagious. In keeping with the theme of this year’s concert, ‘Purpose Calling’.