Four receive DOMLEC scholarships

The awardees from left
The awardees from left: Lemara Jno Baptiste, Kody Benjamin Parillon and Aliston Peters. Jovani Andrew was absent

 

Dominica Sole Electricity Company, DOMLEC, has awarded four students with scholarships to attend secondary school in the new academic year.

This forms part of DOMLEC’s scholarship program which commenced in 1986 and through which several students have benefited, especially those who were successful at the Grade Six National Assessment, but did not merit a government’s scholarship or bursary.

The recipients are Kody Benjamin Parillon, Jovani Andrew, Aliston Peters, and Lemara Jno Baptiste.

Human Resource Manager of DOMLEC, Edith Roberts advised recipient to approach challenges with a positive attitude.

“Approach every challenge with a positive attitude and in so doing you will one day reap the benefits of your hard work,” Roberts said during a ceremony in which the scholarships were awarded.

She also urged the students, “to work hard, to strive for excellence and to maintain a positive attitude.”

According to Roberts, DOMLEC awards four scholarships annually, two of which are awarded to members of the public based on academic performance and two scholarships to children of DOMLEC’s employees.

She stated however, one of the scholarships is based on academic performance and the other is based on need.

“The scholarships provide for all text books, stationery allowance of $100, transportation allowance of $50, the payment of CXC fees,” she noted.

Roberts called on the recipients’ parents to continue providing support to the students.

“I want you to be there to give them the guidance and to help them in the areas of discipline,” she said.

She revealed that presently there are seventeen students who are DOMLEC scholars and they are attending seven different secondary schools on island.

“These students are enrolled at the SDA Secondary school in Portsmouth, St Mary’s Academy, Dominica Grammar School, Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, Convent High School, Castle Bruce secondary and the Dominica Community High School,” Roberts explained.

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10 Comments

  1. me
    July 31, 2015

    Congratulations to Aliston Peters and to the other recipients. Thank you Domlec.

  2. Past Student
    July 31, 2015

    Congrats to you Kod’z, and the other students. Thanks to DOMLEC too.

  3. peaceful
    July 31, 2015

    Please embrace a real scholarship friends. my niece got a government “scholarship” old old old books , hey not all eh, and I still have to help to buy some for her. Her total she got from JSP building came up to 210.00 and guess what I cannot get a voucher to go get the rest. She got 2 a’s and 2 b’s was attending the St. Martin School. She got a letter awarding her a scholarship for books and exams fees. Book of 500.00. So in essence she got books of 210.00, 18 exercise books, 4 pens, 4 pencils, 1 ruler, 2 graph pads, 1 geometry set. That is all. She has to procure from personal funds 6 more books. not that she has exceeded her quota but they have none in stock at JSP building and Government NO LONGER gives voucher to purchase from private book stores. So my deal Domlec recipients say thank you very much. It is just shameful that there is no incentive to get a government scholarship because guess what this does not qualify you for a Domlec one.

  4. Jeff
    July 31, 2015

    This is great for the youth. Thanks for giving back, but too little too late for milking the same people financially with some of the most exhorbitant electric rates the Caribbean has seen. Domlec you have tarnished your name and the only way to be respected in Dominica is to bring down your rates as perception is everything, and you are known locally as The Price Gouging king of high rates; making the poor poorer then giving back little. Come on now.

  5. "Proud Mama"
    July 31, 2015

    Thanks much “London Calling” by the Grace of God and help of loved ones Jovani will make us proud. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for our absence at the ceremony, it was beyond our control. A big thank u to Domlec for this kind gesture, we feel very blessed to be part of your team. Congratulations to the other recipients, do your best kids and make us proud. God bless u all.

    • London Calling
      July 31, 2015

      Proud Mama

      I have no doubt that Jovani will continue to attain great academic success. However, he needs to develop a more robust mind -set, as he will need to raise his game at secondary school.

      It will be hard work and reduced play time, but the end result will be worth it.

      Good luck and happy studying!

  6. The Facts - ON
    July 30, 2015

    Congratulations to all of you. You are intelligent and studious enough to warrant this scholarship. Keep at it and always at it in your studies. Good luck!

  7. Possie
    July 30, 2015

    Cuddos to Domlec.

    Congrats Kody on your achievement. Keep focused. ….go out there and perform to the best of your ability.
    We’ll done and all the best through out secondary school.
    Congrats to all.

  8. Ma Moses
    July 30, 2015

    A great gesture, which I’m sure is much appreciated. Give our children a chance for the future.

  9. London Calling
    July 30, 2015

    Congratulations to Jovani.

    Please use this opportunity to maximise your potential. Keep up the momentum and do not waste this God-given opportunity.

    Very well done to the other recipients.

    Thanks Domlec. This is a tremendous gesture.

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