Scholarship Recpients and officials of DOMLEC pose at the ceremony
Scholarship Recpients and officials of DOMLEC pose at the ceremony

For 31 years DOMLEC, the only power generation and supply company in Dominica, has given scholarships to deserving students to attend secondary schools. This year, 2017, is no exception; DOMLEC offered four scholarships on Wednesday last week during a simple ceremony at the company's office in Fond Cole.

To date 21 students are enrolled in the DOMLEC scholarship programme at eight secondary schools. Four students recently graduated; there are 17 still attending school.

Edith Roberts, DOMLEC's Human Resources and Administration Manager said the scholarships are valuable because they affect the lives of the recipients and their families.

"Through its investment in education, and under the company's scholarship award programme the company continues to provide assistance to students who have excelled at the Grade 6 National Assessment," she said.

Two of the scholarships were awarded to Abigayle Sinclair and Stephanie Joachim based on their performance at the Grade six exams but they were not awarded bursaries or scholarships by the Government of Dominica. Sinclair will be attending the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School while Joachim is set to attend the Dominica Grammar School when the new school year begins in September 2017

The other two scholarships were offered to Jonathan George and Khalil Charles, children of DOMLEC employees. Jonathan is the son of McPherson George who is employed in the Human Resources and Administration Department of DOMLEC and Khalil is the son of Daren Charles, a linesman in DOMLEC's Transmission and Distribution Department. George will be attending the Goodwill Secondary School and Charles the Isiah Thomas Secondary School.

DOMLEC spends approximately $35,000 annually on their scholarship programme and company officials say DOMLEC will continue its investment in the country's human resource in the future.

DOMLEC's scholarships covers the cost of textbooks, stationary, transportation where necessary and CXC fees. The scholarships last for five years, the duration of the students' secondary school life, but continuance each year is based on the student's performance.