Latest Stories about the IBelieve Initiative

IBI Summer of Service Programme Opens for Registration

The 2019 I Believe Initiative’s Summer of Service (SOS) Programme is open for registration. During the period April 2 to 30, 2019 exceptional students with dire financial need who are matriculating to colleges and/or universities for their 1st year of undergraduate study and those currently completing their 1st year to begin their 2nd in 2019, are invited to register. The Summer of Service (SOS) … Read more

Top Prize Winner of the I Believe Initiative’s 2017 Summer of Service Competition and Ambassador of the I Believe Initiative

My SOS Journey By Leneka Rhoden Attending University, as for most Jamaicans, was a mere dream as the economic hardship faced by a single parent household easily made taking a year off the easier option. A quote by Adrianne Locke, author of “Sacrifice”, states that “The best things in life don’t come easy, but those things are the ones worth the sacrifice.” Scholarships are … Read more

Medical Doctor, Special-Needs Student Highlight Governor General’s Summer Scholarships

A member of the deaf community and a medical doctor were the stars of the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service (SOS) awards presentation held at King’s House recently. Celine Lobban, a graduate of the Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf, was awarded a full scholarship to cover her four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University … Read more

IBI-Monroe College Scholarship Recipient Makes Courtesy Call on His Excellency The Governor-General

His Excellency Hon Patrick Allen welcomed Mr Frenandez Lawrence, the recipient of the 2017 I Believe Initiative (IBI) Monroe College 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Information System Scholarship to King’s House. On Monday July 3,2017, I was on the IBI adjudication committee which selected Mr Lawrence to receive the scholarship from among several other competitors. Mr Peter Goldson was the Chairman of the … Read more

Their Excellencies Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen congratulate the top three winners in the 2017 I Believe Initiative Summer Of Service Competition. L-R: Ms. Leneka Rhoden (1st), Mr. Vashawn Saxton (2nd) and Mr. Timothy Simmonds (3rd).
Medical Doctor, Special Needs Student Benefit from Governor-General’s IBI Summer Scholarship

King’s House, Jamaica: A member of the deaf community and a medical doctor were the highlight of the Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative (IBI) Summer of Service (SOS) Awards Presentation held at King’s House yesterday morning (August 22, 2017). Celine Lobban, a graduate of the Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf was awarded a full scholarship to cover her 4-year Bachelor of Science … Read more

Ambassador Burchell Whiteman Applauds Digicel’s Face of Change Competition

Ambassador the Honourable Burchell Whiteman, Special Adviser to His Excellency the Governor-General, has commended the Digicel Foundation for its significant contribution to social development in Jamaica, through its engagement in education, community empowerment, values inculcation and sports among other areas. He was speaking at the Awards Ceremony for the Digicel Face of Change Competition held at King’s House on Friday (Apr. 21), at which … Read more

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