El Dorado Offshore brings holiday cheer to children with autism

DPI Guyana, December 14, 2018

Christmas is a time of sharing and spreading cheer, and children living with autism were not left. Today, El Dorado Offshore Guyana treated some thirty students of the Sorsha Williams Foundation for autistic children with gifts and goodies.

Co-Founder of Foundation, Karen Williams, who has a fourteen-year-old living with autism and whom the foundation was named after, said that such activities are very important to these very special children.

“I wish everyday such activities can happen for the kids so that we can have more exposure and awareness and toys for the children. We love the sponsorship because it brings a joy to the children’s parents because the parents of course feel that their children are inclusive. They are happy and we are overwhelmed,” Williams said in an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the foundation’s Robb Street office.

El Dorado Offshore’s Manpower and Recruitment Director, Natasha Jairam-Abai said that her organisation believes that every child should be celebrated. She said that while El Dorado Offshore is supportive of various organisations and orphanages, the Sorsha Williams Foundation is one that brings a difference to society. “We want them to feel that they are a part of what we do and we are proud to be apart of this foundation,”

The students interacted with Santa and Mrs. Claus, dance, sang and enjoyed several treats.

Sorsha Williams Foundation is a charitable organisation which seeks to provide special education to autistic students. The school was founded by Karen along with her husband Eric Williams, after they found they could not get the attention required for their autistic daughter.