Four Standard Five pupils were recognised by communication solutions provider, bmobile , for their valiant efforts following the completion of the 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination.
Andrea Mohammed of Freeport Hindu primary school, Anstey Memorial Girls Anglican student Saphira Castillo, Daktari Bailey of Guiseppi Preparatory and Paul Mansoor of Arima Presbyterian were announced as winners of a special promotion which was held at both locations of Caribbean Cinemas in Trinidad (South Park and Trincity Mall), subsequent to the SEA exam.
Mohammed and Paul received a tablet device each while Castillo and Bailey were awarded book vouchers. At TSTT House on Edward Street in Port-of-Spain, the quartet was presented with their special prizes by TSTT’s manager Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations, Anjanie Ramesar-Soom.
“These kids have been working very hard over the past year, especially with the new curriculum change,” Ramesar-Soom said. “We saw it necessary to reward them with a token of appreciation for their sleepless nights of studying. At TSTT, we believe that it is critical to put measures in place to help mould and motivate children. Education is invaluable, but so is appraisal.”
Student Michael Mansoor and his mother look closely at his new tablet device, presented to him by bmobile after completing the 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination.
At both cinema venues on April 4, students who sat the examination were presented with a complimentary bmobile’s limited edition Unlimited Happiness cup and received free popcorn and Pepsi refills courtesy Caribbean Cinemas. They were also given the chance to sign up for the promotion which was won by the four students. bmobile’s booth was filled with relieved young faces who took time out to take some selfies and mingle with well known radio personalities Ancil “Blaze” Isaac (South) and Randy ‘Mr Smooth’ Mansoor (North).
“When my mom got the call announcing that I won the tablet, I was so happy,” said 11-year-old Andrea. “I intend to use the tablet to expand my knowledge as I prepare for secondary school. I will play games but will also do a lot of research to educate myself and make the most out of it.”
“It’s a welcomed incentive for kids after they’ve been through so many long days and nights studying for SEA,” added Andrea’s mother. “They deserve a break and we just want to thank bmobile for this generous gesture towards the children of TT.”
Anjanie Ramesar-Soom, manager, Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations, TSTT presents Saphira Castillo, a student of Anstey Memorial Girls Anglican primary school, with a gift voucher after the company commended students for their valiant efforts following the completion of the 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination.
Smiling from ear to ear, Saphira expressed elation upon receipt of her book voucher. “Thankfully, I love to read so I would be using it all on books for my personal reading. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to broaden my vocabulary and improve my writing style.”
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