As Barbados celebrates Education month, The Barbados Light & Power Company is exhibiting its commitment to education, staff and families.
Ian Hunte, Shift Charge Supervisor in the Generation Department was recently presented with the inaugural Emera/Barbados Light & Power Scholarship on behalf of his daughter Zoe Hunte.
The scholarship, which was offered in association with Emera, was open to children of current employees and retirees who are the parents or guardians of children who will be leaving secondary school and embarking on a post-secondary / tertiary education.
Awarded as a result of her solid academic record, leadership qualities, community service, extra-curricular activities and a written essay, former student of Combermere School and Harrison College, Zoe Hunte, has commenced studies in Engineering at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad. This is towards a career in Chemical Engineering.
She was thrilled to win the scholarship, which she felt would go a long way towards helping her to accomplish her goals.
Speaking on behalf of the Company, Managing Director, Mark King, remarked that Light & Power has long recognised the value of young people and the importance of investing in their future.
“We are happy to offer this scholarship to a child of one of our employees and to have the opportunity to help bolster the foundation of youngsters who demonstrate excellence and commitment to hard work.”
Sandy Bowles, HR Director with Emera, also participated in the presentation to Hunte, since his daughter is in Trinidad.
Bowles commended Zoe and expressed Emera’s delight at being able to support the academic pursuits of their employees’ children through this scholarship, which will be awarded annually.