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Screen_Shot_2015-08-24_at_8.18.37_PMThis afternoon Scotia Bank handed out checks to 12 primary school students at their Main Street branch in Orange Walk Town. The checks were for three hundred dollars each and are education grants to help the students and their parents pay fees and buy books for the upcoming school year. The money is from the Scotia Bank Education Fund which was originally an initiative of the bank of Nova Scotia but it is now a commitment of Scotia staff. Today we spoke with Manager, Gilberto Magana, who told us that the students were selected based on merit and need.


GILBERTO MAGANA – Manager, Scotia Bank


“We have given out around eight hundred scholarships country wide and every year is about 70 to 75 grants of $300 each for and they are selected on the base of need but also on merit so it is a combination of both we go to schools every year to target different school in the district and we speak to the principal and to the teachers to help select the children and we provide them with applications and they submit eight or nine applications every year and then we do the final selection, we believe that is the best way because especially in the rural areas the teachers and the principals would be the ones that would most know and gladly we are able to help and as I mentioned the introduction we know that there is need in the education sector at all levels primary and up to University level where things get even more expensive.”


WITH PARENT


“En veces solo los vemos aquí y pensamos que solo están trabajando pero están hacienda una obra de caridad a parte de su trabajo diario y que Dios los siga bendiciendo para que sign ayudando a más gente.”

The students attend schools in San Felipe and Progresso Village.

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