The Doreen Clemetson Scholarship Fund

Support This Cause

In celebration of Doreen Clemetson's memory, this scholarship will help young Jamaicans who embody her values, to pursue tertiary-level studies in the field of education. In doing so, it will build on her legacy by supporting Jamaica’s next generation of teachers and guiders who in turn will inspire Jamaica’s youth to achieve their full potential.

The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica invites those who wish to honour Doreen Clemetson’s memory, increase the reach and impact of the scholarship and support the future of education in Jamaica to donate to the Doreen Clemetson Scholarship Fund.

Support This Cause

Doreen’s teaching and leadership skills were immediately evident at in her career as a teacher and principal at Hopefield Prep. She was known and respected for her caring yet no-nonsense teaching style and was a stickler for things being done the right way, often repeating her now famous phrase, “That’s not the way we do things.” Doreen inspired her students to achieve their very best, many excelling academically and earning top marks. She lovingly instilled the importance of hard work, tenacity, and discipline, lifelong lessons that have stayed with her students throughout their lives.

Doreen’s desire to serve went beyond Hopefield, and she was a beloved and valued Guider for over 50 years. Doreen fell in love with Guiding while serving as Hopefield’s Brownie leader and dedicated her life to helping girls and young women to achieve their full potential.

Doreen’s faith was always central to her life. Doreen served in countless ministries including weekly visits to shut-ins, transporting parishioners to and from church, serving the poor, organizing parish fundraisers, decorating the church, serving as the Legion of Mary president, and quietly supporting parishioners in need.

Throughout her life Doreen, “Miss Clem”, touched so many lives, inspiring thousands of Jamaica’s youth to achieve excellence in education and community service and reach their full potential.

Donate to This Cause