Students benefit from Warren Weir Foundation

first_imgTen students, ranging from the primary to tertiary level, were recipients of back-to-school financial grants from the Warren Weir Foundation.The presentation, from the Olympic 200 metres bronze medallist, took place at the Facey Commodity Merchandise Division on Wednesday.The financial contributions, Weir said, are to help the various families offset back-to-school expenses and he hopes other sponsors will contribute to his Foundation and assist more students in the future.”As a single parent, back to school is one of the roughest times and we know the pain they (parents) face when it’s back to school, so it’s a wonderful feeling to know that I am in a position to come back and help them,” Weir, who is the brand ambassador for Serge Island milk, said.”As role models, we know that we have a job to give back to the wider society. So it’s not hard to give back,” he continued. “It is something that I always wanted to do. When I was younger, I said, whenever I am in a place where I am okay and I can give back to the wider society, I would, and it’s a pleasure to know that I can come here today and do that,” he noted.Four male students, Nathan Morrison (New Providence Primary), Justice Case (Jamaica College), Daniel Matthew (Papine High) and Royan Newman (Naggo Head Primary, along with six females, Kemora Pilliner (Grove Primary), Thembeka Jarrett (Cedar Grove Academy), Shenelle Harriott (Merl Grove High), Lotoya Coley (Lacovia High) and Britanyah Dunn (Bog Walk Primary), were selected through national outreach programmes and churches, and the athletic star wants to now expand the programme to assist more of the nation’s children.Selection process”They were selected from three churches and one outreach programme and the amount (contribution) was based on their (school) level. Primary got a certain amount, high school got a certain amount and tertiary got a certain amount.”Also, if you are doing CXC and a child is in third form, the CXC student would get more or a child in six grade would get more than a child in five grade,” he explained. “But I’d like for more sponsors to come on board. They are not sponsoring me, this is to help my Foundation and reach out to more kids.”It doesn’t have to be much, just a pencil, a pen, a book goes a long way, as there are kids out there with nothing for school. So once you can reach out to them in some way, it would be a wonderful gesture,” he said.Delroy Edwards, a family member of Merl Grove High’s sixth former, Shenelle Harriott, said it will be of great assistance and heaped praise on Weir for his conscience and foresight.”Things are really tough, so this means a lot; it will help cut down the expenses and help her go to school and continue her education, so this contribution will help a lot,” he said.”I want to thank Warren for the contribution and tell him keep it up and may God continue to bless him,” he commented.Rhona Jarrett, the guardian of Thembeka Jarrett, was extremely grateful for the contribution, which she says will eliminate her burden of school fees this term.”I just want to thank Warren to help us in paying the school fee. I am grateful, very grateful,” she said.last_img read more

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Date set for Youth Council Showcase Event

first_imgThe Donegal Youth Council of 2014-2016 are inviting members of the public to their Showcase Celebration Event. The event will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at 5pm at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.You can RSVP by emailing Donegal Youth Council is a group of 36 people between the ages of 12 and 18 who strive to improve the lives of people in Donegal by tackling issues faced by the public every day and running various different events.Representing five different electoral areas, they are ambassadors for the youth of Donegal.For more on Donegal’s Youth Council you can visit their Facebook page. Date set for Youth Council Showcase Event was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilDonegal Youth Councillast_img read more

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Watch ExactTarget Ring the IPO BellThis Could be You

first_imgIt was pretty exciting to watch my friends at ExactTarget ring the opening bell at the NYSE yesterday morning.  I invested in ExactTarget almost 8 years ago and they have steadily risen from a small, expansion stage company to become a public company.  Congratulations to Scott, Peter, and Chris, the company founders (the three in the center) and the entire team that they have assembled over the years.  This could be you!Editor’s Note: ExactTarget’s stock shot up by more than 30 percent throughout the day in its first day of trading, from $6 to $25 Thursday afternoon, gaining national attention.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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