In observance of International Day for Women and Girls in Science, a scholarship programme established in honour of the late Tchaiko Kwayana, the wife of politician and human rights activist Eusi Kwayana, has awarded four scholarships to four young Buxtonians to pursue studies in science at the University of Guyana. International Day for Women and Girls in Science is observed on February 11th annually.
According to a press release from the Tchaiko Kwayana Scholarship (TKS), Kimelle Odonhue Wright was awarded a scholarship to read for a degree in Medical Technology with the goal of a career in forensic medicine; Rike Semple will read for a degree in Applied and Exploration Geology as she prepares to work in the petroleum sector; Rhembie Adula Williams will read for an Associate of Science degree with the aim of having a career in environmental science, biology or as a lab technician; and Naisha Alleyia Gaime will read for a degree in Environmental Science. The awardees will also jointly undertake a research project on the community work of the Kwayanas and present their findings at the August 1st Emancipation Day event held annually in Buxton. The release noted that Mrs. Kwayana, who was an educator by profession, was a relentless organiser and supporter of education programmes for the youth and women of the village…..