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Eight (8) scholars from across the Federation who recently graduated from Public Primary Schools have received the TDC Warren C Tyson Memorial Scholarship from the TDC Group of Companies.

Basseterre, St. Kitts โ€“ Eight (8) scholars from across the Federation who recently graduated from Public Primary Schools have received the TDC Warren C Tyson Memorial Scholarship from the TDC Group of Companies.

The presentation ceremony was held on Saturday 23rd September 2023, at the TDC Training and Learning Resource Centre on Fort Street, in Basseterre, and were presented by Mr. Nicolas Menon, the Programme Director to the following students:

Alasha Hull

Deโ€™morae Prentice

Chrisandra Sanichar

Ajanique McFarlane

Keithesia Thomas

Joshua Finch

Daejahnique Rawlins

Michele Ezquea

In speaking to the new awardees, Mr. Earle Kelly, Group Chairman and CEO applauded the recipients and on their hard work and spoke to the importance of the scholarship and its impact on their lives.

โ€œCongratulations to the new awardees and your parents for your hard work and efforts. We expect great things from you and wish you all the very best and success in the programme. You are now part of a programme that has produced lawyers, doctors, teachers, accountants, and even a Prime Minister, Dr. Terrence Drew, who was himself a beneficiary. I want you to remember this, to achieve success you must remember, the sky is not the limit.โ€

He also challenged the parents to work to ensure that each awardee receives an experience that goes beyond academic guidance that encourages wholesome development.

โ€œToday, I want to also challenge the parents and guardians. This is a partnership between you and TDC. We will work closely with you to ensure that each child is given the academic guidance and an experience that allows them to recognize their full potential inside and outside the classroom. Thereby, producing men and women who will make all of us proud.โ€

Now in its forty-second year, the programme has invested over EC$6.1 million and has benefitted two hundred and sixty-seven (267) students, who have established themselves in various fields of endeavour in law, business, education, finance, human resources, and government, to name a few.

The event was also attended by former recipients, proud parents, guardians, Mr. Roger Woodley, Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, TDC Executive Directors, Senior Managers, Staff of the Human Resources Department, and the media.

Picture โ€“ 2023 TDC Warren C Tyson Memorial Scholarships recipients pose for a group photo with their certificates and TDC Group Executive Directors

About the Warren C Tyson Memorial Scholarship Programme

The programme which was introduced in 1981 and named after the companyโ€™s first chairman, Mr. Warren Cecil Tyson is designed to assist and support students entering the secondary schools across St. Kitts-Nevis.

These young scholars are eligible to receive financial assistance throughout their secondary and tertiary school tenures. Students are also afforded the opportunity to gain work experience at TDC during their vacations, e.g., Easter, Summer, and Christmas, as well as on Saturdays, which helps them to develop socially and professionally.

Another related benefit is the fact that these students also receive a stipend while at work. Accordingly, the financial and academic benefits plus the experience and maturity that are gleaned from this opportunity are invaluable. Since its inception, approximately 257 students have gone through the program. Today, some of these Warren Tyson Scholars are at University pursuing further studies; while some are now full time employees within the Company, many who hold Managerial and/or Supervisory positions across the Group.

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