$1M donated to Burnham Education Scholarship Trust
THE Guyana Action Committee (GAC) on Friday donated $1M towards the Burnham Education Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T) at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Georgetown.The GAC is a non-profit organization that was established in New York in 2011. Its mission is to engage in projects and discussions aimed at providing means for cultural, economic and social change for Guyanese in Guyana and in the diaspora.
President of the GAC, Errol Lewis, said they were asked to help the BEST programmme so that they can continue to increase the number of children who benefit annually.
As a result of that, the GAC hosted a gala and the proceeds were donated to the BEST Trustees. Operations Director of GAC, Bonita Montague, stated that its mission is to provide support to empower Guyanese in the diaspora and in Guyana in an effort to increase the country’s education status.
According to Motntague, for the organisation it is more than a donation, pointing out that it is a life-changing exercise, a commitment to humanity.
“It is building our future and developing literacy in Guyana.” She assured the members of the BEST trustee that they would continue to work with them as they give back to Guyana.
National chairperson of the National Congress of Women (NCW), Cheryl Sampson, thanked the GAC on behalf of the members of the BEST for their generous donation.