Brave youngster ‘excited’ by full government scholarship


By Shermain Bique-Charles!.?.! News that government has actually granted her a full scholarship

to pursue her enthusiasm for theatre arts has left brave Shaveesa Gasper reeling with shock and excitement. The 21-year-old, who went through months of treatment following a dreadful attack in 2016

, stated that, due to the stress that Covid-19 has actually positioned on the public bag, her hopes of getting the award were not very high.”I was so excited. I got the news [Wednesday]

night. I am still in shock,”Gasper told Observer yesterday. “But I am absolutely grateful and I enjoy.” The former Antigua Girls’High School and the Antigua State College student will be pursuing a Drama in Education degree at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Carrying Out Arts in Jamaica. Although classes will be held essentially in the meantime, Gasper said she will eventually have to

move to Jamaica, potentially in the future. The government said it is pleased with how Gasper has rebounded from the occurrence that nearly claimed her life

.”The Cabinet is pleased with the progress the student has actually made since she was nearly killed by the actions of her

relative, and has actually revealed a decision to succeed. All of Antigua and Barbuda wants her well,”Thursday’s post-Cabinet notes stated. Gasper, the winner of the 2015 Teen Xplosion competitors, suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to about 60 percent of her body following a January 1

2016 occurrence in which her mom poured a flammable compound on her and set her alight. An attempted murder charge was later on withdrawn following a psychiatric report. Gasper was airlifted to Martinique and then to Paris, France, where she went through months of rehabilitative treatment, spent for by the government. The Freeman’s Town resident stated

going back to the class following the attack had actually not been simple.”It was tough for me. Something like that could never ever be easy for

anyone,”she admitted. Be that as it may, Gasper said “my burns and scars never impacted my ability to discover.

Even at the college I felt accepted and dealt with fairly. They treated me like everyone else”.

She included, “I wish to tell youths that, despite their barriers or what they are going through, never ever give up.” A determined Gasper, who has actually also won numerous awards taking part

in the yearly Antigua and Barbuda Secondary Schools Drama Celebration, stated she wishes to return to her home country and make a contribution to its future development. The post Brave youngster’thrilled’by complete government scholarship appeared initially on Antigua Observer Newspaper.