MMP Foundation makes Rampersaud’s UG dream a reality
Non-Governmental Organisation, the MMP Foundation For Excellence, continued its support of Student/Athlete Jonathan Rampersaud by funding his four-year tuition fees to attend the University of Guyana.
MMP had paid the fees for the national youth cricketer to sit this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and he secured nine Grade Ones and two Grade Twos.
The J.C. Chandisingh Secondary School student earned Grade Ones in Economics, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, English A, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physical Education and Sport, Principles of Accounts and Principles of Business, and Grade Twos in Human and Social Biology and Social Studies.
Bhisham Mohamed, a representative of MMP, related to News Room Sport, they are elated with the young man’s performance and are extremely motivated to continue assisting him to live his dream.
“The MMP Foundation was overjoyed to know that it has assisted someone who almost dropped out of school. Based on his performance, we will be offering him a four-year scholarship to UG to pursue a degree in Business Management,” Mohamed said.
In addition, the foundation will give him G$60,000 per term to purchase stationery. On Saturday last, Rampersaud was given G$100,000 and a gift voucher worth G$50,000.
“We wish him every success in his University journey and stand committed to assist him even further. We expect him to maintain a high GPA [Grade Point Average] throughout his studies. Once again, we congratulate his parents, especially his mother, who has been his driving force, and we wish him well,” Mohamed added.
Months before he was due to pay for the examination, Rampersaud opted to drop out of school owing to the financial burden it placed on the family.
When he returned from duties with the National Under-15 team in 2018, his father, a farmer, suffered a stroke which resulted in his left hand being paralysed.
His mother, who sells food and confectionary outside of a school took up the role of the main breadwinner.
“I want to thank the MMP foundation for putting emphasis into my academics throughout my CSEC examination and now they will be sponsoring me for the next four years at the University to complete my degree.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket West Indies had to cancel the Regional Under-17 tournament, which meant Rameperaud missed the chance to represent Guyana in his final Under-17 year.
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club cricketer said he plans on staying steadfast on balancing cricket and academics as he seeks to earn a spot in the National Under-19 team.