Last year, the Global Shapers Community-Georgetown Hub provided back to school supplies to over 400 young students in Matthew’s Ridge, Kurupukari, and Cashew Island through its HeadStart Stationery Drive.
This was made possible by the generosity of individuals, organisations and businesses both in and out of Guyana.
This cause received such overwhelming support from donors and humble appreciation from its beneficiaries that the Georgetown Hub has decided to make this an annual stationery drive.
According to Director of the organisation, Dr. Rosh Khan, this year’s HeadStart Stationery Drive seeks to provide over 600 students in Regions one, eight and nine with stationery supplies for the 2014-2015 academic year.
The Georgetown Hub will once again leverage support from members of the general public and the business community of Guyana and around the world to support young students in Guyana’s hinterland communities.
He explained that this micro project was birthed after recognizing the need in these hinterland regions due to socioeconomic and geographic limitations.
This year’s project, championed by Georgetown Shaper, Hubert Forrester, will be creating stationery packages for both nursery and primary students and delivering these supplies in time for the resumption of school in September.
The hub has already received remarkable responses – both from the local private sector and from individuals and businesses across the globe.
In addition to donations of supplies, monetary contributions have also been made and will make a notable difference in the lives of these hinterland students. Donations (both supplies and monetary) can be made at the California Stucco Building on Sheriff and Bonasika Sts. Section K Campbelville, Georgetown (Tel#s 225-5253; 662-9931).
The Global Shapers Community-Georgetown Hub was established on December 27, 2013. The Hub has highlighted several issues within the Guyanese society, and projects are being undertaken to create a wider impact within the country.
The Hub is united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
The Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of more than 350 city-based Hubs developed and led by promising young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30, who want to build on their achievements and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive contribution to their communities.
Together, they embody the “community of the future”, bringing together empowered youth in a community that is diverse, decentralized, and digitally hyper connected. The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and is independent, neutral, non-political and not for profit.
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