Yemalla Edwards, PALAS recipient meets JAMAICA's Ambassador to USA, Stephen Charles Vasciannie in Washington, DC.

PALAS Student News Published 6/19/15

After five weeks of building on his young medical career in Maryland/DC, Yemalla Edwards, the PALAS recipient and UWI-Medical student story caught the attention of Stephen Charles Vasciannie, Jamaica's Ambassador to Washington.

Yemalla meets the JA ambassador in Washington, DC
The ambassador requested to meet Yemalla in person after he viewed recent articles and videos about the inspirational story and his struggles and road to success of the St. Catherine-McCooks Pen student who was homeless in his first year at the University of the West Indies (UWI). 

The meeting was arranged/coordinated by Lorna Kirlew and they met at the Embassy in Washington, D.C. It was a fabulous meeting. Kirlew and Yemalla informed Mr. Vasciannie about the Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS, Inc.) program which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and spearheaded by Rula Brown. The ambassador, expressed amazement of the accomplishments the PALAS team has delivered to date, 187 scholarships in four years. The ambassador was especially impressed when he was informed of the seventy-two scholarships awarded in 2014-2015.

Yemalla  will return to Jamaica on June 19, 2015 to continue his studies at UWI. He aspires to be a Neurosurgeon. Yemalla completed a 5-week intern at a Pediatric Center in Maryland/DC, he also shadowed several other Medical Doctors in various medical facilities.

Yemalla has expressed his appreciation to each and everyone who made this experience a memorable one, he will cherish it forever. 

PALAS goal is to award 125 scholarships in 2015-2016 and is urgently seeking contributions. All donations may be made online at or send a check payable to PALAS, P.O. Box 5461, Alpharetta, GA 30023.

No comments:

Post a Comment