“TRULY educated persons are those who thrive to make society a better place”. These were the words of Henry Chase, Director and Principal of Chase Academic Foundation, who mentioned this during an interview with Guyana Police Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, after granting scholarships to two young females who are members of the Force’s female football team and are also students at the Chase Academic Foundation.
The two players, Mani Maxwell (17 years old) and Martha Chance (13 years old), are both members of the Guyana Under-20 and Under-17 National teams respectively.
Chase said that the two girls were selected after seeing them perform in previous matches and recognising their potential, the discipline within them and the love they have for the sport, adding that his goal is to develop football and the scholarship programme in his school.
He further stated that the scholarship programme began in 2012 and has been continuous to date – having eight other females currently on scholarships from various football clubs.
Chase, who also has a passion for education and sport, expressed his satisfaction in working with the Guyana Police Force and wishes that other businesses and organisations will emulate his actions.
The two recipients expressed their gratitude to the Guyana Police Force and Chase Academic Foundation for their support and noted that the scholarships will play a significant role in their academic and athletic development.
The recipients were accompanied by Deputy Superintendent Rockwell Delph, along with head coach of the Guyana Police Force female football team, Vurlon Mills, and assistant coaches Trevon Lythcott and Gordon Henry.