[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company on Thursday February, 05 handed over a $3M cheque to the Ministry of Education that will be used for the Children’s Mashramani Costume Parade, slated for February 14.
The cheque was presented to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Delma Nedd by officials of the company.
Desiree Wyles-Ogle, Administrator of the Allied Arts Unit, expressed gratitude to GT&T for associating itself with the children’s Mashramani activities. She noted that the company will be contributing directly to the education process of the country’s children, something it has been doing for the past three years.
Speaking on theatre arts, Ogle pointed out that it is now part of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).
“Before, our students would have to leave to observe carnival in another country, as a cultural event, as a part of the syllabus, but the department and the ministry have lobbied for our own Mashramani to be included as part of the cultural form,” she stressed.
GT&T’s Senior Marketing Officer Anji Hackett explained that the two entities have partnered on many projects; however this one is very special.
“GT&T has been part of this celebration for the past three years and we are proud to say that we will be continuing our sponsorship for the 2015 costume parade,” Hackett said.
She said that the telephone company is looking forward to the children’s costume competition, and more so, because watching the young people “embrace our diversity and culture and showcasing their talents is something the company is proud of”.
Meanwhile, Nedd thanked GT&T for its continued support shown towards the children’s costume parade. [Extracted and modified from GINA]