Eight Students Benefiting From Warren Tyson Scholarship Jermine Abel Eight primary school graduates have been inducted into the 2015 TDC Warren Tyson Memorial Scholarship program. The official awarding was held on Saturday (Sept. 12) at TDC’s training room in the presence of Minister of Education, Hon. Shawn Richards; the company’s Board of Directors and the awardees’ parents. Those awarded were Shakida Charles, Shadimon Pemberton, Duanna Bradley, Johnisha Rawlins, Wayne Seaton, Lareicea Mason, Tiquanna Proctor and Tejeni Pemberton. Each student will be financially supported by the TDC group of companies throughout their tenure at the secondary level. Speaking at the simple but very significant ceremony, the Minister of Education expressed gratitude for TDC’s initiative, underscoring the importance of private sector entities partnering with the government in the area of education and development of youths in the Federation. He however lamented that government alone cannot provide for the needs of all its citizens, but it must be achieved with a united front by all. “Again and again, I and my fellow Ministers of government will have had reasons to explain and expound the fact that government cannot, and therefore will not be able to meet all the demands of all of its citizens, individual or en mass all the time. It must be a collective, united responsibility. “Our limited resource base, financial limitations and economic restraint dictate and determine that some things as a matter of course and as a matter of fact, will be left undone or at best delayed.” Minister Richards said that for those reasons the government must exercise fiscal prudence, judicious wisdom and a sense of equity as it prioritizes its developmental needs and challenges He commended private sector entities for their timely interventions facilitating the government’s desires and efforts to maximize resources and optimize potentials. Program Director, Nicolas Mennon said TDC is pleased to continue with its support of the nation’s youths, through education and excellence. He told the students and their parents that it is only through hard work, application and dedication that hurdles can be crossed. “It is a day where we can see the tangible benefits of our hard work having a positive impact on the lives of young people. Through this the W.C.T.M scholarship program, we are providing an opportunity and spring board for you and your scholars to live your dreams,” he said. According to Mennon the company has invested over EC$1million in the program, which has benefited some 220 students since its inception in 1981.