My name is Ann McNamee
 Working at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts from 2014, I became aware of some great talents and lack of many students' financial resources.  In 2018 I reached out to Fay Campbell, a fellow Jamaican and a Rotarian, to ask if she/ Rotary would help with this great need.  She proceeded to enlist Nabil Oudeh, and we had our first Fundraising Garden Party in the summer of 2018. 
Students in the School of Music, the focus is on Music Education, upon graduating they  will be going out to teach around the island.
 The applicants have to be doing well in school and have a financial need.  All of this is done in conjunction with the Dean of the School of Music with input from faculty members. 

The first winners in 2019 were Camillia Crossdale, flute, and Stephanie Palmer, clarinet, who each received $1,000C, and Oshane Love, saxophone, received $2,000 in 2020.  All funds were sent directly to The Accounts Department at Edna Manley College to cover students’ fees. 

The fees are roughly $4,000-$5,000C per year, which includes fees and ancillary fees.  This does not seem like a huge amount, but to Jamaicans, this is prohibitive for the majority and a sacrifice for the families and the students if they cannot get a student loan.