On Saturday 5th September, 2020 eight (8) young students from across St. Kitts and Nevis have been recognized for their academic excellence with the TDC Warren C. Tyson Memorial Scholarship.
Mr. Earle Kelly, TDC Group Chairman/CEO in addressing the attendees spoke of the importance of the programme and encourages the scholarship recipients to do their best to make themselves, their families, and by extension the country proud.
“We consider this program so important, that notwithstanding the challenges we are having because of the COVID19 pandemic, we decided not to expunge on this programme because we are talking about the future of our country. Every year, we meet the cost of uniforms, school supplies, and several other activities involving the programme. The money we are spending on you, our students, we want to ensure we get our investment, not just for TDC but the country, we are investing in you, make us proud.”
Mr. Nicolas Menon, Executive Director with responsibility for the programme and Mr. William Hodge, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education then presented the awards to the deserving students for their outstanding performance at the primary school level.
Permanent Secretary Hodge, in his remarks, congratulated the recipients and underscored the value of the being associated with the programme.
“I want to congratulate all of the students. This is in your best interest to ensure that you get an education that is second to none.”
The scholars receive financial assistance throughout their secondary and tertiary school tenures and are afforded the opportunity to work at various departments in the company during vacations, e.g., Easter, Summer, and Christmas, and Saturdays, to further develop their social and professional skills.
Following the presentations, the TDC Financial Services Company Limited recognized eight (8) runners up for the second consecutive year, with the Academic Excellence Award, where each student received school essentials that included uniforms and supplies.
The event was held at the TDC Training and Learning Resource Centre on Fort Street in Basseterre, and was attended by company executives, senior managers, staff, parents, and guardians.