Last year, HTIL put its money where its mouth was and earmarked $1000 USD for Dec 25, 2016 for the inception of the Barrett Town Scholarship Fund project. Due to some unrest in the community (even to the extent where the community was on lock down on Christmas day), the official presentation took place Jan 22 2017: In the picture above are the first 4 recipients (Left - Right): Simonique Simpson, Romique Leslie, Khaleil Lewis, Roshawn Salmon.
The award is specifically for the top Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) performing boy and girl from the two primary schools, Barrett Town Primary School and John Rollins Primary: The awardees also have to reside in the Barrett Town. This is only the begin! HTIL plans to to sustain the existing recipients while providing funds for four recipients every year; and by 2020-2021 school year HTIL goal is provide funds for 20 students.
HTIL is trying to pave the way for the success of these scholars and wishes to thank all the generous donors that are making the project possible. It was a dream for HTIL to do this, now the dream has come true; and the ultimate success is when the dreams of the students come true too!
HTIL is proud to support the Rose Hall Basic School Technology Intervention project: “Transform and Educate”. When the school Board Chair, Mrs. Margaret Harwood-Farquharson, approached HTIL to be a sponsor, the answer was “OMG! We have been thinking about partnering with a school to do this; and its fantastic that the school has taken the initiative and ownership of this!” HTIL was glad to sponsor the first 10 tablets to facilitate the launch of the project on January 17 2017.