By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), this morning (Thursday, October 2), formalized a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) where a total of $9M will be given to the Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) to help with educating orphans and vulnerable children and aiding several religious cultural programs/events organized by the CIOG.
Speaking at a simple signing ceremony, Marketing Manager of GT&T Fay Wharton said this collaboration was initiated several months ago with plans afoot to help other groups similarly.
A total of $3million will be given to CIOG annually. $1M will go towards educating orphans and vulnerable children, another $1M will go towards CIOG’s annual Ramadan and Eid al-Adha events and another $1M will go towards other cultural programs.
Wharton said she is happy that this formalization occurred ahead of the upcoming Eid celebrations, slated for this weekend.
“This MOU strengthens the existing relationship between GT&T and the CIOG,” Wharton added as she disclosed that CIOG will now use the mobile services of GT&T exclusively.
Meanwhile, CIOG President Fazeel Ferouz, also exuberated happiness and thanked GT&T for making this kind gesture.
He said currently CIOG has some 360 children in its care who are housed mostly at the school in Meten – Meer – Zorg. The CIOG President explained too that this initiative will not only benefit Muslims but all Guyanese.
He said he was particularly happy with the fact that some of the money will go towards education which will result in brighter futures for affected children.
It was noted that CIOG and GT&T has a long history of cooperation.