Halo Foundation disburses special-needs scholarships

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Three special-needs children are the beneficiaries of partial scholarships from the Halo Foundation.
The scholarships, amounting to $8,000, will assist the recipients with tuition payments to the Victory Centre, an institution which specialises in providing suitable educational opportunities for special-needs individuals.
Students whose parents require assistance to cover the tuition cost were the ones selected to receive the scholarships.
Representatives of the foundation recently visited the school to familiarise themselves with its operation and interacted with the students.
 President and founder of the foundation, Lady Sandra Williams, explained that the organisation’s agenda for 2018 would focus mainly on youth and education.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Halo Foundation, C. Marcellus Forbes,
Jr., told OBSERVER media yesterday that special needs education can be quite expensive.
“One of our commitments, which we started since 2017, was to assist persons with disabilities,” Forbes explained. “We realise that in Antigua we don’t pay much attention to persons with special-needs. These Children are so talented and you never really find out until you get the opportunity to meet them.”
Principal of the Victory Centre, Kelly Hedges, explained that while the administration and teachers continue to do their best, the school is still financially strapped. She added that the premises suffered a recent break-in, and a significant amount of essential, expensive equipment that are used daily, was stolen.

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