Gafsons boosts Deaf in Guyana-backed drumming group
In further fulfilling its corporate responsibilities, Gafsons Industries Limited
recently presented a second cheque to Sabine McIntosh of Deaf in Guyana (DiG) in support of the Diamond Drummers Group.
Mrs. Ameena Gafoor, who handed over the cheque, noted that this is an ongoing project at the Special Needs School on the East Bank Demerara.
The leader of the Otishka Drummers, Mark Cyrus, takes time out every week to introduce a group of about 20 hard of hearing school children, and children with other challenges, to learn the basics of drumming.
Cyrus has developed innovative techniques for these students and the response has been enthusiastic.
He predicts a bright future for the ‘Diamond Drummers’ and a first jam session with his own group is planned for the Easter holidays.
Deaf in Guyana (DiG) is a non-governmental organisation which serves the Deaf community. Some of the events planned by DiG for this year are a TV series ‘Sign with Us’, a National Signing Bee competition (for the second year), a Deaf Theatre production at the National Cultural Centre in August and a National Deaf Sports Day in October.
The DiG activities are financed through multiple sources of funding – these include local fund raising, donor applications and private sector sponsorship. DiG’s financial system is regulated through the use of a formatted spreadsheet, trained personnel and an annual audit.
Persons interested in learning more about DiG’s activities can visit their website at http://deafguyana.weebly.com.