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US humanitarian assistance program donates school supplies in Guyana
Published on June 14, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The US Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) team has donated school supplies provided by the United States to students in Guyana. This initiative supports the Embassy’s efforts to promote educational opportunities to less fortunate youths in Guyana.

The HAP team distributed scholastic items on Wednesday to children attending the Al- Ghazali Islamic Academy, in Georgetown and the Meten Meer Zorg Islamic Academy, West Coast Demerara. Approximately 200 students have benefitted from this distribution. This is the second distribution to these schools. These institutions provide educational programs to orphaned children from different religions, race, and ethnic backgrounds.

On April 29-30 and May 1, 3013, the HAP team and Matthew Valkovic from the Spirit of America, donated books and school supplies to the Zeelugt Primary School in West Coast and the Marcie Craig and Wisburg Secondary Schools in Linden. At Zeelugt Primary School, more than 100 students received school supplies. In Linden, school supplies were distributed to the volunteer students who participate in the Community Youth Volunteer Program. Valkovic expressed his satisfaction in seeing how his organization’s efforts reinforce the US Embassy’s goals in these communities.

The US Embassy's Humanitarian Assistance Program, in coordination with the government of Guyana, other US agencies, and local civic organizations, provides basic humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations in order to avert humanitarian crises, promote democratic development and regional stability, and build local capacity.
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