UGBC donates books to ten organisations
The University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) in partnership with the Ruby’s Readers Project of North Carolina, USA, donated thousands of books to several institutions in Berbice on Friday.
Recipients included Salem Public Library, Stanleytown Public Library, Port Mourant Community Library, Selected Secondary Schools, IDCE, CPCE, the Felix Austin Police College ‘B’ Division, the Guyana Police Force, and the Guyana School of Nursing Berbice Branch.
The books were donated to UGBC by the Ruby’s Readers Project and several other US-based organizations and persons. Dr. Jerry Jailall, who handed over the books to Professor Daizal Samad, Director of UGBC, thanked the many involved in gathering, packing, and shipping such a large numbers of books.
Dr. Jailall said that the inspiration of such help came from the enthusiasm of Professor Samad.
According to Professor Samad, “The variety of books is simply stunning. It went from Algebra and Anthropology to Zimbabwean History and Culture. However, not all the books were appropriate to a tertiary level institution such as UGBC. Therefore, we unpacked and sorted the books and donated to others who can most benefit: secondary school children, the police force, nurses, teacher trainees, adult learners, and the general public.”
Professor Samad insisted that “one of the great joys of life is sharing the blessings that we received. Therefore, we share, and are happy for the sharing.”
In referring to Education Month and its theme “Transforming the Nation Through Inclusive Education”, Professor Samad said, “This is inclusive education in action! And actions count more than mere words.”
The Director praised the work of the library staff, the groundsmen, student volunteers, and IT staff for working hard to make the ceremony a success.
Mr. Sydney Tait, Head of the Stanleytown Community Library; Ms. Janice John (Acting Head of IDCE, Berbice); Ms. Beverley Baker (Head of CPCE, Johns), Mr. Cipriani (representing Port Mourant Community Library), Mr. Bhim Ramkissoon (Teacher of Tagore Secondary), and Assistant Superintendent Bacchus (representing FAPC ‘B’) were profuse in their praise of UGBC’s gesture of generosity.
The event was held on the well-kept grounds of UGBC and was chaired by Mr. David Cort, Administrative Officer. (Leon Suseran)