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April set on giving back

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 19 August 2019

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April Forde is already focused on her next step – a doctorate. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

April Forde at 24 has a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and is a member of the British Psychological Society.

For someone who does not like school, this is no mean feat. When she looks back at her original plan to become a professional hair braider rather than further her education, she cannot help but shed a tear while showering praise on a mother who leaned on her to pursue higher education.

The young Barbadian returns to Britain in January for her graduation from the University of Roehampton in Southwest London, where she just completed a two-year Master of Science in Forensic Psychology in one year. It is her second master’s degree completed in record time.

When she entered the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus at age 17 to begin studying for a bachelor’s degree, she determined she would fast-track study because “I don’t like school so I will try my best to get out as fast as possible.”

Telling her story with her teary-eyed mother sitting nearby, Forde came close to tears herself as she opened up about the guidance and support of a mother who supported her and took every step with her along the path of success.

“If not for God and a praying mother, I don’t think I would have been able to make it.” (GC)

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