GWI awards bursaries to NGSA students

– pupils from Regions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 recognised

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 29, 2019

More than eighteen students on Thursday were honoured by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) for their excellent performances at the recent National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) Examinations.

During the ceremony, the students were presented with school supplies and $30,000 each.

Executive Director of Human Resource, Management and Development of GWI, Elvis Jordon explained the bursary award stemmed from several discussions among the members of the management and was subsequently approved by the GWI Board.

“These are the children of GWI staff and they have made their parents proud. So, we are taking the time to recognise our employees and their offspring,” Jordon said

He noted that some of the students came from Regions 3,4, 5, 6 and as far as Region 9. Jordon assured that the utility company’s welfare department will be work along with the parents and students to assist where needed throughout their secondary education.

Anna Austin, who travelled from Lethem in Region 9, said she worked very hard and cannot wait to walk through the doors of her new secondary school come September 2. “I got St. Ignatius Secondary school and I am very pleased and excited, I want to become a teacher and I will work very hard to achieve my dreams,” Austin stated.

Neshawn Samroo, who will be attending President’s College said he is a little nervous and excited at the same time but was not hesitant to thank the GWI for the gesture. “I am already preparing for my new school year. It is all about work, commitment and discipline. My parents are very proud of me and I am very positive about my future,” Sameroo highlighted.

GWI’s Managing Director, Dr. Richard Van West-Charles emphasised that the company’s mandate is to celebrate its staff in every area of success. He said the organisation not only provides water to the people of Guyana put will assist to prepare future leaders.

“We here at GWI will work with you, we will be checking on your academic performances as you start your secondary education. Some of you will be going to Queens College, President’s College, St. Roses High, Bladen Hall and, St. Ignatius Secondaries, which are all good schools. However, it is you who will define your success, not the school, it is your commitment and our drive here at GWI that will ensure you reach your full potential,” Dr. Van West Charles told the recipients.