Guyana- The Guyana Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has entered into a humanitarian project with The Business School that will see twenty-four of its members receiving scholarships in the CXC, AMA, ABE and ACCA (CAT) programmers offered by the college.
The college will provide tuition and study materials for these programmers but all external expenses such as subscriptions and examination fees will be borne by the students.
As part of the agreement, the Church will donate a 40 KW generator to the college.
The college welcomes the partnership and looks forward to partnering with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on an ongoing basis.
The formal launching of the project took place at The Business School on Thursday 30th January, 2014. Present at the launching were Mr. and Mrs. Beecher, the local representatives of the Guyana Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the director of the college, Mr. James Bovell and some of the recipients of the scholarships.
Joined with the Lions Club to prepare 500 newborn kits to be delivered to hospitals and clinics. Relief Society sisters from all six branches of the Church here in Georgetown, as well as a neighborhood sewing club and the Lions Club helped to cut and hem the flannel for baby blankets. Thirty some members of various Lions Clubs and 10 members of the Church met to assemble the newborn kits. There was a great spirit of unity and friendship as we met together in service to provide for needy mothers and babies. Some of the newborn kits were shared out at the Georgetown Hospital on Christmas Day.