On Fri Oct 10, a donation of hundreds of books on Art, Art History, Music and Literature was made by the representatives of Abraham’s Tent Inc to the Burrowes Art Institute at their Carifesta Ave premises.
Executives of the institute, Mr Russ Thom and Ms Volda Ramsammy and also many students were on hand for the event as were the President of Abraham’s Tent Inc. Mr Shamim Ibrahim and their representative in Guyana, Mr Armaan Ibrahim.
The extensive collection was donated to Abraham’s Tent by the Estate of Dr Lloyd Old, a world renowned research scientist in the field of Oncology whose protégé, Guyanese-born Dr Padmnanee Sharma, now also a renowned research scientist in the same field, is a Board Member of Abraham’s Tent Inc.
The representatives of the school expressed their gratitude stating that it would be a valuable addition to the Institute’s library that could not have come at a better time. They also exhorted the students to make full use of this gift by dedicating at least some of their spare time in the library, thereby improving themselves academically and artistically. Ms Lawrence noted that it was an article in one of the local newspapers with some of the artwork of the students that caught the eye of a member of Abraham’s Tent which resulted in Burrowes being nominated for this donation.
It is the organization’s hope that this can be expanded to include more students and also academic and recreational activities that will mold these children into becoming productive citizens.
Abraham’s Tent Inc is dedicated to helping in whatever way possible to make education accessible to all and to level the playing field for those who are not provided with the necessary resources.