Scholarship Competition marks 50th Anniversary of Colihaut School Building
To mark the 50th Anniversary of the official opening of the current Colihaut Primary School Building Inspire Inc., a non-profit organization, is offering a year’s scholarship to the winner of an essay competition. The scholarship will cover the cost of secondary school textbooks for the 2015/2016 academic year. The essay competition aims to develop the 21st Century skills of “Critical Thinking” and “Communication” among children of Colihaut.
To enter the competition for the scholarship, applicants are to write an inspirational essay entitled:
“What inspires me to learn, and how does Colihaut benefit from my learning”.
Applicants are encouraged to be as creative as they wish. The essay may include photos, drawings, and art work. The essay may be submitted in handwriting or typed.
To enter the competition, applicants must be:
· From Colihaut (born there or living there or attending Primary School there or has attended primary school there), and
· Currently attending secondary school in Dominica (in any form/grade), or will start secondary in Dominica from September 2015
Essay entries, with the completed application form below, are to reach Inspire Inc. not later than June 29th 2015. Any applications after June 29th 2015, will not be considered for the scholarship. The judges’ decision is final. The winner of the competition will be notified, by letter, by August 1st 2015. The winner will be announced to the press on September 1st 2015.
Please submit your entries, now, to:
The Board of Directors
c/o Duncan Stowe Law Chambers
58 River Bank
P. O. Box 1786
Email your essay with the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Colihaut Government School
The present Colihaut School building was constructed over a two year period, from 1963 – 1965, on land donated by Howel Shillingford then parliamentary representative for Colihaut. The building started with an enrollment of over 200 children compared to the 60 students that currently make up the entire student population. At the time of opening most staff members were from the village, including the head teacher Mr. Egbert Edwards. Class teachers were Herminie Gabriel (now deceased), Sylvia Thomas, Beverley Zamore, Janet Corriette, Lady Catherine Daniel, Althea Zamore and Dawn Bruney. Colihaut has produced one island scholar, Wendel Sebastien, in the lifetime of this building.
This school building has provided education and entertainment activities for so many of our villagers that we could not let this important anniversary pass by unnoticed” Ezra Blondel, Director, Inspire Inc.
About Inspire Inc.
Inspire Inc. is a not-for-profit company registered (company number 2792) in the Commonwealth of Dominica on September 17th, 2012. The purpose of INSPIRE INC. is to undertake business of a social, educational and patriotic nature.
Download application form and Parental consent form, here