Thursday 26 November, 2020

Mother of three wins book voucher in Malta Back 2 School Promotion

Ruth-Ann Scott (left) receives her $15,000 book voucher from Melissa-Kim Dunkley, Brand Manager for Malta

Ruth-Ann Scott (left) receives her $15,000 book voucher from Melissa-Kim Dunkley, Brand Manager for Malta

With the new academic school year around the corner, 34-year-old Ruth-Ann Scott, a mother of three is giving thanks for small mercies.

With two children at the primary level and one in high school, her back-to-school list was extensive.

Scott confessed that she was not able to start her booklist shopping until recently when she won a $15,000 book voucher from the Malta Back 2 School Promotion.

The hard-working mother described the win as a sign from God to keep pressing on despite the challenges this year.

“Winning the book voucher from the Malta promotion was a godsend. I have a proforma invoice of $32,000 for the booklist of my child going into grade six. The $15,000 is a great help. God really showed up for me because half of the invoice is now solved. My 14-year-old son needs a laptop to attend online classes for the new school year so I’m planning to re-enter the competition for a chance to win that for him. Back to school preparations are harder this year but God has my back,” she declared.

“This is what the Back 2 School Promotion is all about, helping families with their expenses for the new school year. Times are hard so we are elated to know that we are helping hard-working Jamaicans to do more. People like Ruth-Ann are the reason for this competition,” said Melissa-Kim Dunkley, Malta Brand Manager.

“The struggle for this year's preparation for back-to-school is more difficult. There are additional expenses such as more books, devices to facilitate online classes and sanitizing products such as wipes and hand sanitizers. Additionally, the family members who usually help out are experiencing challenging times as well so I’m not getting that support. I am still doing the best I can to ensure that they have all of their needs for the new term,” said Scott.

The young mother highlighted that outside of trying to ensure that her kids receive all their back-to-school resources, she worries about how they will adapt to the new procedures schools will implement.

“I worry about my kids. I keep asking myself, are they going to remember to wash their hands? Are they going to remember not to share as much with their friends because of what’s happening now? The good thing is when I’m watching the news they are there with me and ask questions. We are trying our best to cope and prepare our minds,” she shared.

Scott said she works hard to give the best she can to her children while being a role model. She constantly exchanges words of comfort and encouragement to lead them in the right direction. She encourages her children to be true to themselves and trust in God. She hopes that her influences will make them more committed, attentive, alert and more responsible.

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