Rotary helps Amerindian student to attend technical institute

Stabroek News
November 12, 1999

The Rotary Club of Georgetown Central recently donated a cheque to pay for the lodging of an Amerindian student at the David Rose Hostel which will facilitate him attending the Guyana Technical Institute (GTI).

Father Robert Chadwick of the Brickdam Cathedral, who secured the assistance from the club, received the cheque on behalf of the student, Ramon Razach, from Community Services Director of the club, Roy Jainandan, at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel.

The club held a meeting and a lunch for its members in the Essequibo Room of the hotel.

Present at the meeting was Dr Julian Metz, who was in Guyana conducting a dental outreach programme made possible through the Guyana Initiative Programme located in Virginia.

Metz, giving a background to the Guyana Initiative Programme, said that it started out with one club but now has a total of sixty clubs and they have all been supportive in helping Guyana.

The doctor said they will continue to visit Guyana and will assist in getting children with special medical problems who cannot be treated in Guyana to the USA for treatment.

He disclosed that they are also thinking about bringing teachers to Guyana so that they can assist in the educational system.

The programme comprises seven teams who pay their own fare from the US to Guyana to conduct medical outreach programmes.

The next medical team from the programme will be visiting Guyana this month.

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