Ms. Stephanie Power, an Atlantis Cricket Club – NY 2012 International Cricket Honoree and Laventille East/Morvant, Trinidad & Tobago resident, was instrumental in obtaining forty (40) electronic tablets for school-age children from five schools in the Laventile East/Morvant district. The five schools include Malick Girls’ R.C., Morvant New Government, Lower Morvant Government, Success R.C., and Hokett Baptist Primary Schools.
Atlantis Cricket Club – N.Y through its Shevonne Mentis Educational Scholarship Fund, along with two Atlantis members Phillip Thompson and John Aaron donated eight of the 40 tablets recently distributed through the office of Trinidad & Tobago Member of Parliament for the Laventile East/Morvant district Adrian Leonce.
Mr. Adrian Leonce’s office issued a statement applauding Ms. Power for her initiative during the current pandemic. Many children in the Laventile East/Morvant district don’t have access to distance learning tools. The statement noted, “Ms. Stephanie Judith Power has lived in Laventille all her life and is a local and regional hero in cricket. She captained the West Indies Women and Trinidad and Tobago Women’s teams and has received many honours for her excellence in the sport as both a player and a coach. She has played in three ICC Women’s Cricket World Cups in 1993, 1997, and 2005 as a right-handed batswoman and wicket-keeper. She was the first-ever international female cricketer to be inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, CT.
Ms. Power’s heroics continued off the field as she continues to be a blessing in her community. This time around, she has used her resources to gather tablets and other electronic devices to donate to those in need throughout Trinidad and Tobago during this global pandemic.
As the community aims at self-sustainability, this is a step in the right direction where – residents can invest in the community – as it has a trickle-down effect. To Ms. Power, we say a heartfelt thanks for the priceless contributions made to the community. It is immensely appreciated.”
The Trinidad & Tobago Member of Parliament’s office also noted a list of the contributors including the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Georgia, New Alpha Worship Center Ministry, Fellow Inductees of the Cricket Hall of Fame, Mr. Shah Zafar, Mr. Jatin Patel, Mr. and Mrs. George Steir, Violet Haldane, Mr. Mahammad “MAQ” Qureshi, Atlantis Cricket Club – N.Y., Mr. Phillip Thompson, Mr. John Aaron, Ms. Lisa Otterbeck, Mr. Rahul Sharma, Mr. John Power, and Mr. Neil Clinton Daniel.
Atlantis Cricket Club – N.Y. and its Shevonne Mentis Educational Scholarship Fund applauds Ms. Stephanie Judith Power and her ‘power of giving’ initiative that benefits so many young people during these unusual times of learning.
In a comment posted on her Facebook page, Ms. Power said, “We did the distribution this morning, and the parents and school Principals were overwhelmed at your generosity. I wish you were there to see the joy on the children’s faces and the relief of their parents in your act, which allowed the restarting of education in the new normal.”
About the Shevonne Mentis Educational Scholarship Fund
Atlantis Cricket Club ‐ N.Y established the Shevonne Mentis Educational Scholarship Fund. following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and in memory of the 25‐year old daughter of Aubrey “Major” Mentis, a member of Atlantis. Ms. Mentis was an employee of Marsh USA, Inc. in the World Trade Center at the time of her untimely death. The very ambitious young woman was pursuing a business management degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York at the time.
The Shevonne Mentis Educational Scholarship Fund is made possible through the donations of members, supporters, and part‐proceeds from Atlantis Cricket Club – N.Y. fundraising activities.