Tuesday 14 July, 2020

USC hosting 24-hour global music marathon to raise funds for students

The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) is hosting a global music marathon, meant to raise funds and increase awareness of its Student Relief Fund.

The 24-hour event started at 6 pm on Saturday and will end today, Sunday.

According to USC, the Student Relief Fund was conceptualised in response to the overwhelming need for financial assistance as a direct result of COVID-19.

The University said economies throughout the world have been affected by the pandemic, and the financial burden has also affected students and their financial support systems.

Vice President of Spiritual Development, Terry John said: “In a world rife with terror and hate, USC stands by the values of love and compassion. We invite you to join the movement to demonstrate the kindness of Jesus which will enable students to pursue knowledge in difficult times.”

Known for its rich musical history, the University has pulled out all the stops.

The virtual music event will feature over 100 local and international entertainers.

Among those scheduled to perform are:

  • Llettesha Sylvester-Charles
  • Kevin Whalum
  • The St Hilaire Brothers
  • Monique McDonald
  • Mark Bunney
  • The Chitans
  • Curt Hardy
  • Roger Ryan and
  • Digicel Rising Star, Kay Alleyne

Stronger Together will be streamed live on Facebook and Youtube.

It can also be viewed on the University’s website.

The institution hopes to attract $10 million in donations which will allow them to offer grants to all students in the 2020-2021 academic year.

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