Purple Slush Foundation has officially launched its Primary School Scholarship Programme aimed at assisting students residing in St. Thomas. The Foundation that was founded by Event Planner and Publicists Talisa Taylor and Maurice Williams has been instrumental in creating changes through the school system. The scholarship program was made possible through anonymous donors who opted to give back without recognition.
The Foundation launched in 2018 has started receiving scholarship entries from several schools. “Once your child resides in St. Thomas, attends a Primary School in the parish and receives a 70% and over school average he or she is eligibleto apply. Our scholarships are presently valued at $25,000 however we intend on increasing this amount each year” said Talisa Taylor.
Popular family event ‘Purple Slush Family Fun Day’ is the main fundraiser for the charity. The event is hosted annually at Colonel Cove in Morant Bay, St. Thomas. Williams added “This year the event will be held on the 20th of July; as usual children get free school bags on entry while stocks last from our Pack A Bag Campaign and the amusement rides are free for the entire day”.
The Purple Slush Foundation aims improve the socio-economic conditions of students throughout Eastern Jamaica through the collection and distribution of tuitions, school supplies and other educational supplies. Persons interested in donating to the scholarship fund can contact 876-833-5444 for more information or visit their social pages on Instagram and Facebook @PurpleSlushFunDay.