PR – The Ministry of Education’s Scholarship Desk is on a visit to Carriacou and Petite Martinique until March 17, to highlight scholarship opportunities available to Grenadian nationals.
The visit will provide the two-member team with sufficient time to adequately gather information to better serve the tri-island. Human Resource Development Officer at the Scholarship Desk, Yvonne Richards-Scoon said “As part of our mandate to share infromation on available scholarship opportunities. This year the division has organized a visit to Carriacou and Petite Martinique,” Scoon said. “We will have a number of presentations and we will also have some information booths where we will be sharing information.”
The schedule of activities are as follows:
- Courtesy Call to the Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government and the permanent secretary within that ministry
- Information booths at the inter-secondary school sports and Hillsborough Vegetable Market
- Presentations at the Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government; District Revenue Office; Lauriston Mini Stadium; Princess Royal Hospital; NADMA office; Carriacou Police Station and Multi-Purpose Resource Centre
- Presentations at Bishop’s College, Hillsborough Secondary School and TAMCC • Presentations in Petite Martinique: Petite Martinique Primary School; Petite Martinique Police Station and at the Petite Martinique Medical Centre and Resource Centre
- Staff Development Session (Education Clerical Staff)
- Review and collection of scholarship applications
With regard to the capacity building exercise for staff, Scoon said, “We hope that from the staff development session that they will be able to provide better service – more quality service for the clients we have in Carriacou and Petite Martinique.”
The human resource development officer hopes that the relationships formed can translate into more scholarship applications from Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and more available scholarships tailored to their needs.
Scoon explained that their needs can then be made known to senior administrators, who can then negotiate for offers for scholarships. She said, “In the long term, we hope that people will feel more connected, will feel that they can approach the division and will have a face to the voices that they hear on the phone.”