The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincentian Diaspora & Friends in the United Kingdom continues its efforts in giving back to this country through its generous donation of bursaries to Vincentian students who are financially disadvantaged.
From back row ( L-R): Mrs. Sandy Peters Phillips, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator The Hon. Keisal Peters, Minister of State with responsibility
for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Representative from the St. Vincent Cooperative Bank
Limited with the bursary recipients at the official handing over ceremony.
For this academic year 2022/2023, one hundred and seventy-seven (177) Vincentian students each received EC$340.00 bursaries through the UK-SVG Friendship Trust Fund, totaling over EC$60,000.00. The Ministry held an official handing over ceremony on April 4, 2022 at the Methodist Church, Kingstown. At the ceremony, thirty (30) of the 177 students across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines received bursaries with the reminder scheduled to collect their bursaries from the Ministry during the month of April, 2022.
Senator The Hon. Keisal Peters, Minister of State with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in delivering the feature address at the ceremony, reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment towards supporting the youths of this country to ensure their success. Minister Peters highlighted that “it is the Ministry’s promise to continue to work closely with local, regional and international partners as well as Vincentians living in the Diaspora to create opportunities with the overall goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of all Vincentians.”
Minister Peters on behalf of the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines salute and recognize the leadership of High Commissioner Cenio Lewis and the Staff at the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines High Commission in London, who have over the years continued to work assiduously with our Vincentian Diaspora in the United Kingdom.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by extension the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines expresses profound thanks to the donors of the UK-SVG Friendship Trust Fund and the Saint Vincent Cooperative Bank Limited for their unwavering support in providing assistance to the People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. On July 16, 2021, the UK-SVG Friendship Trust Fund donated a total sum of EC$330,000.00 to the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as part of their commitment to assist with the relief efforts following the series of 2021 La Soufriére volcanic eruptions, which have had an adverse impact on many lives and livelihoods in this country.
SOURCE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade