Trelawny educators honoured
Thirteen stakeholders in early childhood institutions across the parish of Trelawny, were recognized last Thursday, May 10, at a ceremony held in their honour at the Trelawny Resource Centre.
The 13 awardees fell in the categories of teachers, principals and chairmen and were highly commended for their invaluable contributions made to education over the years. The event was organized by the Trelawny Early Childhood Parish Board.
The recipients included Elorine Ramsay of Unity Early Childhood Institution, who received the top award for serving her institution for over 35 years. Joyce Blackwood received the Custos award for distinguished service in the field of education as she has served in this field for over 37 years.
The awardees were commended by guest speaker Paul Muschette, Custos of Trelawny, who stressed the importance of the work being done by these individuals through education.
“The returns on education manifest itself in the reduction of crime and contribute to health, economic growth and independence,” he addressed.
Muschette further noted that “greater family involvement” is necessary for children to achieve the highest level of education.
Parish Board Chairman for the Trelawny Early Childhood Institution, Melton Blackwood, also praised the individuals for their merits. He indicated that it was timely that the awards were set in May as it was Education Week as well as Child Month.
“We wanted to express gratitude to the individuals who have served over the years, we want to give you thanks and say thanks now while you are alive than wait until later on,” stated Blackwood.
The function was well attended and was chaired by Rudolph Cox, Principal of Cedric Titus High School.