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  • Students receieve help from Abraham's Tent and NGO

    From the Guyana Times;

    Amerindian students
    receive support from NGO

    A medical student currently on scholarship, and Amerindian students living at the hostel in Corriverton, received some resources from a non- governmental organisation, Abraham’s Tent, recently.

    Thirty students from Orealla and Siparuta who reside at the hostel were recipients of a quantity of stationery, school supplies, CXC text books, and ink for the facility’s computer. The NGO also presented a cheque for (Guyanese) $50,000 to the caretaker of the hostel, Pamela Chacon, for a female student, Angela Henry who has benefitted from a government scholarship in the medical field. The financial support is meant to help sustain Henry in her pursuit to be a medical doctor.

    Speaking at the simple ceremony, local spokesperson for the non- profit organisation Armaan Ibrahim stated that the group, which has members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, is the brainchild of his sister, Yasmin Ibrahim.

    The group aims to help wherever and whenever possible in the process of educating those in need.

    The group, which consists of mainly family members, is dedicated to providing the tools and necessary materials for the nation’s children to secure a brighter future.

    Abraham’s Tent has committed itself to supporting the students who live at the hostel as they pursue higher education which is not available to them in the remote village of Orealla and satellite village of Siparuta in the Corentyne River.

    To those of the students here today, we ask one thing in return for our assistance. We ask that each and every one of you make a firm commitment to work hard at your studies and become successful men and women in the future, and to give back. What I mean by ' give back' is that one day when you find yourself in the position to assist someone else, do so.

    And if possible, give some of your time and energy to Abraham’s Tent, so that together, we can continue helping others for a long, long time,

    Ibrahim said in his charge to students.

    The village captain of Orealla, McLean De Vair was at the ceremony, and uttered brief remarks in appreciation for the gesture and the group’s longterm commitment to children.