The Technical & Allied Workers Union’s Curtis Stewart Memorial Scholarship fund has assisted 13 more families with school uniforms for the new school year, which started on Monday.
The programme provides assistance for students at the pre-primary, primary and secondary schools levels.
A short ceremony was held at the TAWU headquarters last week Wednesday to make the presentations.
President General of the union- Andre Lewis noted it is always a joyous moment when the union makes a contribution to the educational development of the nation’s children.
He described the gesture as part of representing the working class of the nation and in particular the union’s members, noting that education is the key that would assist in upward mobility and open many doors for everyone.
“Despite being able to make some of your material conditions much better at your work place but certainly as we seek to improve your conditions we can best assist by continuously upgrading you and therefore it’s our pleasure to see all the benefitting students present so that the assistance can continue”, he stated.
He implored upon the parents to ensure that and that they as parents should take the responsibility of ensuring that their children go to school as expected and take part in school’s activities as well as paying attention to what is required of them.
“It is at this age that we need to continue in passing on to the children that we are responsible for, this sort of discipline to make them better persons in society”, he commented
Lewis urged the recipients to make good use of the uniforms and their school opportunity as the best thing that they could do is to commit themselves and yearn for an education and become whatever they aspire to be.
The TAWU President-General noted that over the last ten years, over three hundred students and two hundred families have benefitted from the programme.
Second Vice President, Watson Benjamin told the recipients that education is not just what comes in the books but referred to the pillars of education as the home, school and the church and therefore as students, they ought to be developed holistically.
He joined with the president in reminding the students to take good care of the uniforms and encouraged them to become entrepreneurs and be whatever they can be, building a better society.
TAWU also assisted students at TAMCC, in some instances with complete scholarships.
The aim of the programme is to ease the financial burden of members who are parents of school age children, for the new school year.