2021 Jeremiah Global Scholars

Presenting Jeremiah Global 2021 Scholarship Recipients

The Caribbean Institute for Health Research congratulates the two recipients of the 2021 Jeremiah Global Scholarship. The Jeremiah Global Scholarship is open to students enrolled at The University of the West Indies Mona Campus with a strong social conscience who appreciate the value of change advocacy and people empowerment.

Krystal Williams

Krystal Williams is pursuing the Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree programme of study in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies. She is a fourth-year student who aspires to be the top Neurologist or Neurosurgeon in her field, carrying out cutting-edge research. She completed her Bachelors of Basic Medical Sciences degree in Physiology with Honours in 2017.

Krystal attends the Holy Tabernacle Apostolic Church where she is the Sign Language Director and the Praise Team and Sunday School Coordinator. She is a volunteer for the Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Group. It has been said of Krystal that she operates with integrity, ambition and responsibility especially towards her peers. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic she became a volunteer, working with the Ministry of Health and Wellness and tutoring her peers.

“I was told from a very young age “You either stand for something, or fall for everything” which is to say that you must have something that you value just enough that you will fight for it no matter what or someone will feed you anything and you believe it. My first official form of advocacy was for my Christian faith as I turned my life over to God as a teenager.” Krystal Williams

Tajonay Irons

Tajonay Irons is a Second year student in the Faculty of Social Sciences where she is pursuing a B. Sc. Degree in International Relations at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies.

Tajonay has always been deeply interested in the development of both country and community as evidenced by the different groups and organizations she ahs been a part of such as the Junior Activists’ Movement, Emerging Global Leaders of Jamaica and the Tourism Action Club. She is a member of the Mona Baptist Church Youth Fellowship and Executive assistant of the Jamaica Millenium Vision for Youth organization. She is interested in nation-building to enhance the welfare of our people.

“One of the strong suits for this generation and indeed many present day people is the fact that there is an understanding of what it means to stand in the gap and actively support causes which are of great importance.” Tajonay Irons