Grass Street children benefit from scholarships

Grass Street children benefit from scholarships

Press Release:-The Walcott Place project was created to provide a physical space to celebrate the achievements of Sir Derek Walcott and his twin brother, Roderick Walcott, to be a source of inspiration and education and to spawn the regeneration of a depressed community in Castries.

Since the renovation and official reopening of the Walcott’s house in January 2016, several plans have been in motion to ensure that the project’s objectives are achieved and that Saint Lucians, especially those residing on Chaussee Road and environs are positively influenced.

To this end, Saint Lucia National Trust is pleased to announce the launch of the Julia and Edward Paris Scholarship Programme.

The brief ceremony was held at the Walcott House on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

The scholarship programme is providing scholarships to two students in need of assistance from the Grass Street community each year for 5 years to allow them to pursue their secondary school education.

The scholarships are being administered by the Grass Street Development Association.

Dr. Winston Parris, noted physician and world renowned expert in pain management is the sponsor behind the scholarship programme, which he started in honour of his parents who lived in the area in the 1950’s. The couple were icons and inspired many in their living years.

Dr. Parris sees this as a way of giving back to the community which he grew up in.

This gesture has definitely impacted the lives of Izeba Lionel and Godwin Richardson Junior, the first recipients of the Julia and Edward Parris scholarship, who have been given an opportunity to pursue their education under the challenging financial circumstances.

The students are also fortunate to receive support from the Grass Street Development Association and their parents in furthering their education.

Dr. Parris is very pleased to be part of this initiative.

This gesture has definitely impacted the lives of Izeba Lionel and Godwin Richardson Junior, the first recipients of the Julia and Edward Parris scholarship, who have been given an opportunity to pursue their education under the challenging financial circumstances. The students are also fortunate to receive support from the Grass Street Development Association and their parents in furthering their education.

Dr. Parris if very pleased to be part of this initiative.

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    February 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm Reply

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