Tonight, I read what I considered a heart-breaking desperate call for help from a young man seeking to become a medical doctor. This young man I have known in our community as an exemplary one and have no hesitation in making his plea, my plea too.
You know how the saying “young men is an endangered species” and that “young men are under-performers in academics…” and all the other negatives uttered about young, black and or Caribbean males? – Well if one young man is making efforts to break this ridiculously viscous cycle, we should all rally behind him. This is my position!
Malcolm is a multi-talented person. He is a musician, and has the potential to preach the word of God. He awed so many people when he preached at the funeral service of a renounced individual not too long ago at – Mount Wallace Methodist Church which is his home congregation. He is fearless and God fearing all together. He has a passion for all things positive and is still so very humble and pleasant.
Many can attest to his great leadership skills and potentials, his contributions to community via hosting of summer music classes for children, and his participation in other life changing and positively impactful activities.
Additionally, Malcolm’s outstanding academic achievements at all levels thus far cannot be ignored. He in my view, is a perfect candidate for the investment of some of our nation’s tax dollars, or a reputable scholarship. The question of why such a promising yut- man is presently de-registered due to some tuition debt baffles me. Like many of us, his family most likely doesn’t have the resources to assist him pursue his heart’s desire; thus, him being at the mercy of the lack. For how long again should we leave him to the elements of this emotional torture?
Uncertainty is not comfort. Being de-registered is depressing and embarrassing. No one would like this for his or her child, no caring parent would sleep well knowing a son or daughter is living on a house built on sand. Sadly, this must be the predicament of Devon Malcolm Brewster and his family.
I hereby join the call to whom it may concern, to consider with urgency the need of the young Devon Malcolm Brewster. He might save some of our families’ life as a medical doctor in the near future – God willing – after all. Who knows? Then again, it would be our loss if this young man doesn’t achieve this goal, or if he throws stones behind his back and never turns to look at Dominica. We the “elders” are expected to promote sustainability. Investing in Young Devon Malcolm Brewster, is investing in Sustainable Development and Resilience.
Somebody who can, please do something to help Malcolm Brewster study peacefully, with the confidence that he will and can achieve his goals. If he does, then Dominica wins.
If you support this call, please make an effort to simply sign your name below this post as a comment, so that we have signatures registered to prove our support to him.
Meanwhile, I have noted a GoFundMe petition was set up for him. If you are so moved to assist him, please hit the above link. Devon Needs our Support. It is that simple.