Our Programs

The Nicholas and Janice Brathwaite Award

In keeping with its mission to support projects focused on youth, education, and community development, in 2012, The PETNA Foundation established The Nicholas and Janice Brathwaite Award.

The Aw...

In keeping with its mission to support projects focused on youth, education, and community development, in 2012, The PETNA Foundation established The Nicholas and Janice Brathwaite Award.

The Award is intended to provide a helping hand to talented young people who would otherwise be unable to pursue their education.

The Award provides funding to support students from Grenada in pursuing an undergraduate degree at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. McMaster University is ranked as one of the world’s Top 100 universities. It counts approximately 30,000 full-time students, representing more than 70 countries, and offers a full range of programs in humanities, social sciences, engineering, science, business and health sciences.

Awards can be made to students entering any Level I program as a full-time student, and are tenable for up to four years (with special consideration for students undertaking a five-year undergraduate program).

Brathwaite Awards cover all educational expenses, including application fees, deposits, travel, tuition, housing, food, books and other related supplies.

To retain their award, recipients must remain registered as full-time students and meet the minimum course load requirement as outlined in McMaster’s Undergraduate Calendar.

New applications for The Nicholas and Janice Brathwaite Award, for the 2022-23 academic year, will be accepted in the fall of 2021. For information on how to apply for The Nicholas and Janice Brathwaite Award, please contact The PETNA Foundation at thepetnafoundation@gmail.com

Light Africa School – Uganda

Light Africa School was established with the goal of encouraging more children to access school and achieve education in Uganda. In its more than 10 years of existence, the School has grown to serv...

Light Africa School was established with the goal of encouraging more children to access school and achieve education in Uganda. In its more than 10 years of existence, the School has grown to serve 700 elementary school students and 500 high school students that would never have an opportunity to go to school because education is not free in Uganda.

In 2015, PETNA Foundation provided funds to build Science and Computer laboratories to Light Africa Secondary School. Students were performing badly in sciences because they could not have practical (hands on) sciences in the school. Also, in 2018, The PETNA Foundation provided the funds necessary to employ two science teachers to help to enhance student achievement in this key area. According to the school’s Founder, Pastor James Teira, this support has had a transformative impact on the science department at the school and excellent results are being achieved. “Our school is now among the best schools in Uganda. We are now getting our students join colleges to become engineers, doctors… We thank the PETNA leadership for all your contributions.” Says James.

SPISE: A Program of the Caribbean Science Foundation

The PETNA Foundation is proud to support the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE), offered by the Caribbean Science Foundation. This support is in the form of a scholar...

The PETNA Foundation is proud to support 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 in the Caribbean who is passionately interested in science and engineering and wishing to complete an intensive, 4-week summer study program. Students who gain admission to SPISE are among the top scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the Caribbean. SPISE aims to nurture this talent in youth and encourage them to stay in the STEM disciplines and consider science and technology entrepreneurship as a career option and thereby foster future job creation in those fields for the region.

SHINDA Basic School

The PETNA Foundation has provided funds to the SHINDA elementary school in Tanzania to address a number of critical needs and to make possible enhancements that will improve the learning environmen...

The PETNA Foundation has provided funds to the SHINDA elementary school in Tanzania to address a number of critical needs and to make possible enhancements that will improve the learning environment for students, facilitate stronger attendance, and allow more students to graduate to secondary school. Providing chairs and meals for the students, repainting and refurbishing a repurposed container, so it can continue to be used as a classroom, and building a new classroom, are all projects that PETNA has supported at SHINDA Basic School. PETNA has also funded a critical water project for the school, as well as much-needed toilet facilities. Future support will provide further improvements to infrastructure, all of which is intended to help advance students’ progress and increase enrollment.

Congo Clinic Initiative

The Congo Clinic Initiative (CCI) aims to establish approximately 80 clinics in the region that will be run by the Covenant Church of the Congo (CEUM), in a fashion that will allow long-term sustainability. The PETNA Foundation has provided financial support to the CCI since 2016, focusing on are...

The Congo Clinic Initiative (CCI) aims to establish approximately 80 clinics in the region that will be run by the Covenant Church of the Congo (CEUM), in a fashion that will allow long-term sustainability. The PETNA Foundation has provided financial support to the CCI since 2016, focusing on areas of greatest impact, such as infrastructure, medical supplies, accessible and clean water supplies, and trained clinical staff.

St. David’s Track Blazers

In keeping with its focus on youth development, The PETNA Foundation supports programmes that foster the pursuit of athletic excellence as well as academic achievement. One such program is St. David’s Track Blazers. St. David’s Track Blazers (SDTB) is a track and field club that has been involv...

In keeping with its focus on youth development, The PETNA Foundation supports programmes that foster the pursuit of athletic excellence as well as academic achievement. One such program is St. David’s Track Blazers. St. David’s Track Blazers (SDTB) is a track and field club that has been involved in training and moulding young athletes from a number of secondary schools across Grenada. The program has produced numerous champions of the CARIFTA Games, an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association.

T.A. Marryshow Community College – A Partnership with McMaster University

T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) is the only tertiary educational institution in Granada. It produces large numbers of graduates each year and, as such, plays a central and critical role in the health of the Grenadian economy. This makes TAMCC important to the primary and secondary scho...

T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) is the only tertiary educational institution in Granada. It produces large numbers of graduates each year and, as such, plays a central and critical role in the health of the Grenadian economy. This makes TAMCC important to the primary and secondary school students who will go on to attend TAMCC, as well as the large number of small businesses, industries and institutions that hire TAMCC graduates.

The PETNA Foundation has provided significant support to TAMCC with the goal of making it a leading learning institution in the Caribbean. Improving pedagogical outcomes will empower youth in Grenada to pursue and continue higher education, to participate in and shape the labour market and to serve society at large. This work has been advanced in partnership with McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, through its Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching. McMaster University is one of the top research universities in North America and ranks among the top 100 universities in the world.