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The Centre for Guyanese Progress has handed out scholarships to three underprivileged students. The students, who attend the St George’s High School were selected based on their sport and academic performances. Curwin Glasgow, Ezekiel Pellew and Sierra Samuels are the recipients. It was revealed by the school that the students, who have shown significant potential in sports, have been doing well but are prevented from excelling holistically because of the economic and financial difficulties they face. The scholarship, which is an initiative of a teacher at the school, Mashaka Scott, was presented recently. The acting Headteacher of the school, Donna Zammett, said that she was moved by the performances and significant potential of the students, thus the reason why she endorsed the initiative after Scott suggested it. They subsequently made a plea to the NGO for assistance. Meanwhile, Scott explained that the students will receive support by acquiring their school texts, support in their sport pursuits and other school supplies including stationeries, books and financial assistance to aid them in getting to and from school. Gavin Alleyne, a member of the NGO, said that the organization was started with the intention of providing assistance to the less fortunate. He said that they were approached and immediately agreed to help, recognizing that education is one of the most important pillars in society.The three students expressed their gratitude and assured that they will not disappoint as they are focused on doing their best. “We are truly grateful and thankful for this as it is a surprise to us… we never thought that we were going to get this level of support,” Curwin said.