The DGF Scholarship programme is indeed unique and visionary. The purpose of this programme is to enable highly talented children, who may not have the means to pursue the further development of their skills in sports or the arts, through expert coaching and instruction, mentoring, financial assistance and mentoring.
The Foundation continues to support awardees’ holistic development during their formative years by opening avenues in education and extracurricular talent developed. DGF has been facilitating coaching/skills training by engaging some of the top practitioners in the required fields so that awardees receive the best training over the course of their three (3) year scholarship period. Many of the DGF scholars have gone on to achieve great feats in their chosen discipline.
During the last six (6) years, 70 youngsters have grown to excel in sport, dance, vocals and music, becoming leaders and role models in their respective schools, communities and even nationally. The Foundation and its membership are very proud of our scholarship awardees who have moved on to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the National level. Avinash Mahabirsingh (cricket), Leandra Ramdeen (cricket), Brittany Joseph and Arun Roopnarine (Table Tennis) are some examples of graduates who have moved on to national representation.
Each year the DGF partners with the Ministry of Education to work alongside school principals in identifying potential candidates for the programme. Candidates must meet or surpass specific criteria in order to be eligible for the scholarships. Candidates are then screened and selected for the DGF scholarship for a duration of two (2) years, during which they are paired with the best coaches and instructors in their field. The DGF kids also participate in various life-skill development sessions throughout the course of the year, to further bolster their confidence, develop skills in other areas such as public speaking, financial management, time management and etiquette.
This young man has shown exceptional talent and discipline in the field of athletics. He has big aspirations for the national and international levels.
Anna Marie has been dancing at a young age which shows in her movements and grace. She truly enjoys dancing and is easily illustrated in her performances.
It is an absolute pleasure to listen to the wonderful music that this young lady creates when given the opportunity to on the piano.
Selected for his exemplary form and talent in cricket, Avinash continues to develop as an all rounded cricketer.
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This young man is known for his speed despite his petite frame. Recommended by his school, Darryl continues to excel in his performances on the track and in his academics.
A multi-talented musician who enjoys anything associated with music. Dayvindra was selected based on his talent with the tabla but has also extended his scope to the tassa, dholak and recently the trap set.
Kyle was selected based on his skills in the game of Football. He is one student that has shown that he is willing to dream big but also work very hard in achieving those dreams. Committed and hardworking are two words synonymous with Kyle.
This remarkable young lady continues to impress with her outstanding skills on the cricket field. Leandra dazzles with the bat and the ball on a consistent basis and is sure to accomplish amazing feats both on and off the field.
This humble young man was selected based on his talent in the field of volleyball. He has also shown his ability to balance his academics and this sport extremely well.
Despite his young age, Nicholas impressed the selection panel with his natural talent in the game of cricket.
A true student of dance Reshma has shown her enjoyment and passion for what she does. Reshma joined the programme at the age of eleven.
This young man has displayed great skill, discipline and passion in the game of football which guided his selection.
A little person with a huge and impressive voice. Sapna can be heard belting out chords and lyrics from a wide array of classical Indian vocals with resounding confidence and fortitude.
A talented vocalist who is not afraid to challenge herself. She has a powerful voice and has great potential for future successes.
Vikash was selected based on his excellence in the game of cricket and his academic performance. He has shown immense potential in cricket.
Chosen for his exceptional talent in Table Tennis. Arun began playing table tennis at a very young age and to date has made strides locally, regionally and internationally. He is a passionate and committed young man.
Melodious, enchanting and enthralling are just a few words that can be used to describe the wonderful vocals of talented Gabrielle. This committed youngster is set making her dreams take full flight.
Avinash joined the Foundation’s family at age 11. His teachers recognized his remarkable skill on the cricket field and recommended him for this programme. A well- disciplines right arm medium right handed batsman.
A force to be reckoned with on the table tennis arena. Brittany has stepped into the table tennis world at a tender age, has captured numerous titles as well as maintains a good balance with her academics.
This young man upon being asked what he hopes to be in the future when awarded this Scholarship said he really wanted to be a good person. This philosophy also emanates as an all rounder in the game of cricket.
A pleasant young man with tenacity for football. He has great discipline and a remarkable passion for the game.
This well-balanced talented young lady with big aspirations continues to shine with the bat and the ball on the cricket field.
Khaleel can be described as a polite and committed young man who truly enjoys every aspect of the game of cricket.
An avid sportsman with a serious love for volleyball. He has shown his willingness to do his very best for a sport that he thoroughly enjoys.
A bubbly and humble student of music. Particularly fond of the harmonium, she is always up for exploring other types of music and has begun learning the violin and the keyboard.
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Known for her prowess on the track despite her size, Keisha has done exceptionally well at her primary school in this area. She grasped the attention of her teachers and subsequently her coach.
Nadir was selected because of his excellence in terms of his form and technique as a batsman. A talented young man who is very focused on pursuing his cricketing dreams.
Tamara at this age is a vision of grace and poise. She is currently being trained in Indian dance.