Thursday 19 September, 2019

Eight students awarded with school supplies by Dual Citizens

Local high school students pose with their new backpacks at a presentation ceremony hosted by charity group  Dual Citizens International Foundation.

Local high school students pose with their new backpacks at a presentation ceremony hosted by charity group Dual Citizens International Foundation.

Eight high school students were recently presented with backpacks and their entire book list by the charity organisation Dual Citizens International Foundation.

The needy students, who attend Dunoon, Papine, Mona and Excelsior high schools, were presented with the complement of books and school bags during a ceremony held at the Alhambra Inn Hotel in Kingston on Friday.

The foundation is the brainchild of Shachera Smith, Camara Chambers and Tehakadi Chambers, all Jamaican-born women residing in the United States who want to give back in a positive way to the land of their birth.

Guest Speaker at the function, Dr Ricardo Anderson urged the students to take their education seriously.

“Your school environment with your teachers provide rules and guidance,” he said. "You now have to make choices. When you get that piece of homework or when you are scheduled for a class, attend that class, do the assignment.”

Smith told Loop News that she was determined to keep giving back and that this is just the beginning.

“We are determined to make a difference, no matter how small. If we can save one child then we have done something positive,” Smith said.

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