Dear Hanover Charities Board of Directors,
A New Year and semester has now dawned and I wanted to give you an update on my present progress since September Last semester. I am currently in the 2nd Year of my Three Year Degree Programme and this is also my First Year of Advanced Level Courses (Levels II and III).
My Major is Food Chemistry / Food Science and my minor in Pure Chemistry.
As a Consequence of being in my First Advanced Year (Level II) ,my GPA from First year courses are disregarded and a new One Calculated which will be my Degree GPA and will determine the class of my degree. the GPA scale Ranges from 0 - 4.3 and corresponds to cumulative scores on courses done on a semester basis.
Last Semester, then, would have been my first Level II Semester. I have attached my semester grades. My Current GPA is 4.08 (Two A's and an A+) . I topped the Advanced Organic Chemistry Course last semester with the only A+ in a class of over 300 students and as such the Professor or Organic Chemistry had asked to meet with me recently where he has asked for my assistance with some research. This in itself (getting an audience with the busy Professor) is a major achievement since the only persons who are normally considered to do such work are normal post-graduate students who already have their degree and are pursuing their masters and I am only in 2nd Year of Undergraduate studies.
But I never forget where I am coming from and I must truly thank you for the support you have given and it further reinforces a maxim I observe to:
"Remember the sacrifices made on my behalf and honour those who've sacrificed by upholding this one principle: FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!!!!"
This semester I am undertaking Five Courses and I shall ensure I keep up the good work.
I look forward to your continued support as I work purposefully towards my goals. Thank you Sir and especially thanks to the Hanover Charities Foundation for the invaluable contribution that they have provided me with I am exceedingly grateful.
Student at The University of the West Indies, Mona , Jamaica
Chukka Caribbean Adventures (CCA) and Hanover Charities hosted the 2008 charity polo match. JA$100,000,000.00 was handed over to Pumpkin Bottom Project. The money will be used to construct an after school care centre/homework centre.
Pumpkin Bottom is an informal settlement located in the community of Sandy Bay in the parish of Hanover. The settlement comprises approximately 150 extended families ranging from (0 - 70yrs) of which 55% are within the age group of (0 - 16yrs). With minimal infrastructure in place for sustainable growth, it is very challenging for family members to gain meaningful employment. In addition, not many persons are employable as their literacy and numeracy skills are minimal.
Round Hill delivered 100 pillows and 200 pillow cases to the home in 2009.
(Above) Hanover Charities has assisted the WESTHAVEN HOME FOR DISABLED & ABUNDANT CHILDREN since its inception with an annual grant. The Westhaven Home is located in a rural area of Hanover about one hour driving from the busiest tourism center of Montego Bay, located along the North Coast. The McClusky family and their four boys (guests at Round Hill) collected t-shirts and HC was able to donate dozens of new outfits for the children at this home. They are in dire need of sanitary equipment, wheel chairs, diapers for adults, clothes, bed linens etc.
(Above) Hanover Charities donated us$ 7000 to assist in setting up the "Children's Reading & Play Room" at the Hanover Parish Library in Lucea in 2005. Children use this facility after school and also weekly readings and storytelling session are organized by the librarian Ms. Stewart.
We are pleased to announce that in its fifty-first year, Hanover Charities raised over US$150,000 at this year's Sugar Cane Ball fundraiser - the second highest total in its history. In other words, more than J$10 million dollars will be distributed to your organizations today.