ANSA McAL Scholarship/Bursary recipients🙁 back row, left) Maria Superville-Neilson, – Secretary, ANSA McAL Foundations joins the scholarship/bursary recipients, together with members of the selection panel (front row sitting from left) Clive Pantin , Richard Kokaram and Foundation Chairman, Dr. Anthony N. Sabga .
On December 11th 2007, the ANSA McAL Foundation presented approximately seventy one (71) scholarships/bursaries worth over $130,000 to the Group employees for their children’s education. This is the eighth consecutive year of the Group’s Scholarships/ Bursaries programme, which was conceptualized by Group Chairman Emeritus, Dr.Anthony N.Sabga in 1999. The ANSA McAL Scholarships/ Bursaries are presented to parents on an annual basis, for a period of up to four years of study.
To date, the Foundation has disbursed approximately 2.2 million dollars ($2.2M) from the Scholarship/ Bursaries Programme.
The ceremony was held in the ANSA McAL Boardroom, Tatil Building and present were members of the ANSA McAL Foundation including Dr.Anthony N. Sabga, Foundation Chairman; Richard Kokaram, a member of the Selection Panel and former principal of Hillview College; and Clive Pantin, Foundation Selection Panel member as well as former principal of Fatima College and former Minister of Education; and Maria Superville- Neilson, Foundation Secretary and Programme Director of the Anthony N. Sabga Awards for Excellence Programme; as well as the scholarship/bursary recipients.
Mr. Kokaram in a short address thanked the Foundation for continuing to provide educational assistance. He reminded parents that children come first and that if there is no TV for them, then there is no TV for parents as well. This was the type of sacrifices parents are called upon to make to ensure their children’s success. . He asked parents to remain focused and that “education is your life, guard it well”.
In addressing the children, Dr. Sabga reiterated that the Foundation was committed to continuing this programme and that although government had increased its educational support; the Foundation’s Scholarship/Bursary Programme was here to stay.
He reminisced that when he first conceived the idea he did not foresee that it would have grown and developed into what it is today. He was extremely pleased as well at the number of students who had completed their tertiary education successfully, justifying the confidence the Foundation has placed in them.
Fifty (50) bursaries, valued at $1,000 each, were awarded to secondary school students; seven (7), valued at $2,500, were awarded to community college students; and fourteen (14), valued at $5,000, were awarded to university students. These were presented to employees from over twelve (12) Group companies including, Trinidad Publishing Company, ANSA Automotive, Carib Brewery and Carib Glassworks, the Tatil Group, Alstons Marketing Company, Penta Paints Caribbean and ANSA Technologies.