Guyanese students in China donate to Shaheed’s Girls Orphanage

first_imgMembers of the Guyana-China Students’ Association (GCSA), in keeping with their motto ‘Sowing in China, reaping in Guyana,’ made a monetary donation to the Shaheed’s Girls Orphanage.The donation was part of their first Christmas Community Service Project to help the orphanage recover from the tragic fire on October 20, 2018. The handover of a cheque worth $300,000 took place on Sunday at the Orphanage, in Kitty, Georgetown, where the girls are currently staying.The 26-member team pooled resources and tapped into their personal friendSome of the members of the Guyana-China Students’ Association handing over the cheque to officials of the Shaheed’s Girls Orphanagecircles in both China and Guyana to make it happen, doubling the target. With this act of kindness, it is their deepest hope to be a positive influence to other Guyanese associations and organisations, home and abroad, since they too were inspired by other entities. Even though China may be ten thousand miles away, home is where the heart lies and technology lessens the barriers of time and distance.Anil Tulsie, Finance Coordinator of the GCSA, at the handing over ceremony stated that “Many may not know what it means to be an orphan nor what it means to lose their home; we can only begin to imagine what it means to have experienced both in one lifetime.” The Association wishes to thank all of their families, friends and supporters who all contributed to the success of this project.The Guyana-China Students’ Association is an organisation devoted to the development of Guyana’s greatest resource – its people.The group is currently focused on building a harmonious community of Guyanese in China working together with those who have returned to Guyana to bring about positive changes.last_img read more