GPL contributes to STEAM Fair

DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, March 06 2018

The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) is once again demonstrating its commitment towards community and youth development. The power company today donated $100,000 towards the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair.

Speaking with the Department of Public Information, (DPI), Public Relations Officer at GPL, Shevion Sears said this venture is in keeping with GPL’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility to support the drive of developing youths.

Public Relations Officer at GPL, Shevion Sears (Right) presents cheque to Regional Education Officer (ag), Ms. Tiffany Harvey.

“Our slogan is a brighter future and we know that our children will create that brighter future. Seeing these booths and projects depicting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics shows that our children are the future and we are willing to invest in the future at any given time, which will lend to national development,” Sears noted.

The PRO lauded the organisers of the event touting it as a success. “I’m proud of the children, the Ministry of Education, the government and GPL for being part of this world-changing event and we will continue to give back to our country and children.”

Regional Education Officer (ag), Tiffany Harvey expressed her gratitude for the donation which she noted will be used to towards enhancing the participating schools’ programme.

Harvey, who could not contain her excitement, told DPI “GPL came on board today and donated $100,000. When I heard $100,000 my heart raced. I’m extremely happy, this is good and we want to collaborate more with GPL because it’s one of those organisations that has education at the heart.”

Other sponsors who also came onboard include Guyana Telephone Telegraph, Demerara Distillers Limited, and Ansa Mcal among others. The acting REO said all funds will go towards implementing a STEAM programme or the purchase of necessary stationery that participating schools may need. This benefits not only those who participated in the fair but the entire school at large.

The two-day STEAM Fair, which concluded today, attracted over 47 schools and included 15 broad categories. It was held under the theme, ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics paving the way for a green and sustainable society.’ It was organised and executed by the Department of Education Region Four in collaboration with the Regional Democratic Council Region Four.

 

By: Ranetta La Fleur

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