Educational institutions receive monetary support from Banks DIH
Corporate Guyana has stepped up its game with beverage giant, Banks DIH Limited, hosting an event aimed at underscoring the importance of education in Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary.
At the event held on Thursday evening, several educational institutions were recognised by the company for their outstanding contribution to society.
The Banks DIH-coordinated event was held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre where the feature address was delivered by President David Granger.
In his address, the Head of State pointed out that education is a central feature of the country’s pursuit of national development, commending the beverage giant for its contributions towards the sector.
“Education is a central feature of the republic’s pursuit of national development, it is fitting, therefore, that one of the country’s corporate giants has chosen to celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary of being a republic by making awards to educational institutions.”
Donations of $250,000 each were awarded to 15 public education institutions. Some of these include the Carnegie School of Home Economics, the Essequibo Technical Institute, the Government Technical Institute, the Linden Technical Institute, the New Amsterdam Technical Institute, the Guyana Industrial Training Centre, the Kuru Kuru Training Centre, the Mahaicony Technical and Vocational Centre, and the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, among others.
In this regard, Banks DIH hinted at the possibility of setting up its own training school.
Against this backdrop, President Granger underscored the importance of the corporate community investing in this cause.
“The corporate community has an interest in the public education system which is the main source of the graduates who constitute their workforce…the corporate community is not immune to problems such as anti-social behaviour, poverty, poor housing and substance abuse. Investment in education by the business community can help to eliminate the adverse effects of these problems,” he noted.