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USM Recipients’ Fund Receives First Pledge of 100,000 Dollars

USM Recipients’ Fund Receives First Pledge of 100,000 Dollars

Members from the United Student Movement 2020-2021 regime are seen with the student tablet awardees following the Launch of the Movement’s Recipients’ Fund on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Northern Caribbean University’s Gymnatorium.

Photo Credit: Sheridon Gayle

By: Suzell Wray

Mandeville, Jamaica – United Student Movement (USM) President, Ruel Haye has announced that the Member of Parliament for Manchester Southern has pledged to donate JMD 100,000 to the student government’s recently launched Recipients’ Fund.

He made the announcement at a general assembly at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) on February 11, 2021, which saw the launch of the fund.

The initiative, which is part of the regime’s legacy project, is geared at assisting needy students both financially and with other basic needs. 

According to Haye, the member of parliament of all 4 constituencies were contacted, including Audley Shaw, Rhoda Moy Crawford, Mikael Phillips and Robert Chin.

“To date, we have only one definitive pledge in the pipeline to be delivered to USM of 100,000 dollars from Member of Parliament, Robert Chin. We are hopeful that the others will come on board definitively.”

He added that other sponsors will be garnered throughout the semester.

Haye highlighted that the goal of the movement is to acquire a separate bank account that can be monitored by the university’s financial arm through its auditing team.

However, full control will remain with the USM.

He further encouraged students and other supporters to give to the fund.

“We  still believe that one, one cocoa full basket, so I implore you to give, give, give! from the external stakeholders to the Board of Governors, give! from administration to faculty and staff, give! from Alumni and friends to NCU students, give!”

The ceremony, which was streamed LIVE on the NCU YouTube channel, saw the issuing of 20 gifted tablets to students, those of which included two students from the Eastern Jamaica Regional Campus. 

The tablets were procured last month from the Grace and Staff Community Foundation.

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