Former taxi driver opens his own college and offers scholarships to the poor
- Kerine Davis is the founder of Ocho Rios College, a school she founded with 40 students
- Before founding the college, she operated a taxi business and then opened an internet cafe – T&G Employment Agency and Document Center
- Ocho Rios College now offers a wide range of courses including hospitality, business and medicine
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Although she was raised in a “ghetto”, Kerine Davis became the founder of a college providing training and knowledge to her students.
His school, Ocho Rios College, has a reputation for giving out millions of dollars in scholarships to underprivileged people.
The majority of scholarship recipients are from her native Jamaica.
At their last graduation ceremony of this year, Davis awarded 40 scholarships to the 40 graduates.
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” I told them to find someone in their community and donate the scholarships to, ” she said The tag.
Davis, a former dropout herself, thinks that was her way of giving back and reaching out to those in need. ”
She was raised by a disciplined father, who made sure she and her three other siblings stood in line, but had to drop out of school when she got pregnant in grade 10.
Her education was temporarily cut short after giving birth because her parents did not have the money to send her back to school.
She explained that her parents weren’t rich, although they did their best as long as they were responsible for us.
âOnce I got pregnant I had to start living on my own,â she said.
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Davis was forced to look for a job to fend for herself and her newborn baby and was fortunate enough to land a job at a restaurant.
His dedication and commendable customer service earned him a landmark publication in the Jamaican newspaper.
Davis quickly landed a job at the Sandcastles Resort in Ocho Rios. She used her savings to enter the transportation industry by purchasing a Toyota Caldina car to start a taxi business.
Davis eventually returned to school, earning certificates in nursing and business administration.
As a businesswoman, she added another business to her taxi business, an internet cafe – the T&G employment office and documentation center.
Davis realized that many of the people who frequented his service in his internet cafe lacked basic skills and would help them.
By helping people, she decided to found a college. ”I started [the college] to help people who came to the cybercafÃ©, ” she said The tag.
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Davis founded Ocho Rios College with 40 students, and now his college offers a wide range of courses including hospitality, business, and medicine.
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