Jan 08, 2013 News Comments Off on Several orphanages benefit from Guyana Goldfields’ $20M holiday donation
On December 28, last year, at least 12 orphanages benefited from a $20M donation by the Guyana Goldfields Inc.
The children-centered recipient groups that were selected were the Berbice Anjuman Orphanage, Caria Caria Development Council, Centre of Learning and Afrocentric Orientation, International Vedanta University, Joshua House, Linden Centre for the Disabled, Red Cross Children Convalescent Home, Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre, Santa Rosa Secondary Parents Teacher Association, Saraswati Vidya Niketan Schools and Welfare Committee of St John Baptist R.C Church.
According to the organization, the initiative comes from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Department, with its Manager, Ms. Ayaana Caldeira, making the donation.
With the development Initiative, the organization said, it is expectation that the donations to each group would provide a sustainable difference in each of the children whose lives are affected.
It was highlighted that each group is unique in the work that they are carrying out but are all alike with regards to providing benefits to Guyanese children. “Our CSR department is planning on remaining in contact with each group throughout the year.”
The Guyana Goldfields Inc Chief Executive Officer, Mr. John Patrick Sheridan, in his address to the gathering, said that in preparation for the New Year, the future leaders of Guyana – the country’s children – were being kept in mind.
CEO of the Guyana-based Canadian company said, “We take seriously our commitment to the sustainable development of this country through our various corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives that we have taken part in for over the last 16 years.”
“This particular initiative is one of our largest yet, demonstrating that as we continue to expand, the more we are willing and able to continue to contribute to the development of this country, in this case with one child at a time.
“This initiative was put in place to assist with each group’s particular needs. For example, our support to the Caria Caria Development Council is to provide an improved playfield area for continuous community events centered on the children of their community,” Sheridan highlighted.
The CEO said that the company sees itself as innovators of CSR-related initiatives, and hopes that their move will set a path for other companies to follow.
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