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PETNA Handover of Javelins to Anderson Peters

PETNA Handover of Javelins to Anderson Peters

As part of PETNA's support to the St. David's Track Blazers Club for the past few years, the PETNA Foundation on July 18, 2017 donated a pair of javelins to a member of that club (Anderson Peters) who has been selected to represent Grenada at the world games in London next month. 

2017 PETNA SPISE Scholar

The PETNA Foundation is a proud supporter of the Student Program for Innovation
in Science and Engineering (SPISE), offered by the Caribbean Science Foundation.
This support is in the form of a scholarship awarded to a deserving student who is
passionately interested in science and engineering and wishing to complete an
intensive, 4-week summer study program.

TAMCC Benefits from PETNA Foundation Partnership

The much talked about PETNA Foundation partnership with Grenada’s lone tertiary institution, TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) has finally become a reality.

Several TAMCC lecturers have received training and certificates from Masters University in Canada as part of the 5-year partnership initiative.

Minister for State in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource, Senator Simon Steill, has been spearheading this initiative. He stated that the programme would include the establishing of a student partnering programme for “greater student involvement in the teaching process,” to boost students’ competency and confidence.

An infrastructure and development committee will be put in place to explore the re-development of the sites in Carriacou, St Andrew, St Patrick and St George, as, according to Steill, these sites must be upgraded. Government approached the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for assistance and has been awarded US$500,000 in grant funding.

This new partnership will bring more technical and vocational training to the curriculum — necessary for persons to fill the needs of today’s market — and will make TAMCC one of the leading tertiary institutions in the Caribbean.

Shinda School Update

We are excited to announce that the Shinda Basic School in Tanzania has achieved an enrollment of 192 pupils.  The most recent class has just completed their final exams and all sixteen pupils have graduated onto secondary school. Our primary goal is to continue to improve the quality of education and student performance to the highest rating.  

Through the help of The PETNA Foundation, construction continues with the target to complete all work in time for next year's class.  New chairs and desks have been installed for the upper grades, while the older desks and chairs are being renovated for the lower level grades. Enrollment will start between November through December this year with the help of parents to ensure the maximum number of children are enrolled for the coming school year.  

Over the next three years, the Shinda Basic School plans to: 

  1. Establish a computer lab 
  2. Erect a fence throughout the school grounds for student safety 
  3. Establish transportation services and obtain a school bus to further expand the reach of its student body 
  4. Build a fully functioning kitchen and cafeteria 
  5. Add additional restroom facilities for the its younger students 

The Shinda Basic School is extremely thankful for all the generous support it has received and continues its mission as an alternative to government schools for local, low-income families. Shinda uses progressive teaching methods, which, when compared with typical teaching in Tanzania, are quite effective. This teaching style fosters critical thinking and problem solving.