First Lady Arya Ali announced on Thursday that 11 orphanages would begin receiving significant financial support from corporate sponsors through the ‘Adopt-an-Orphanage’ Initiative.
At the Hope Children’s Home in Enmore, the 11 orphanages signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with their respective sponsors for a duration of six to 12 months. Having recognised the difficulties orphanages were facing due to financial constraints, Mrs. Ali introduced the initiative with the intention of ensuring support for the homes was sustainable.
“A comprehensive approach at ensuring their seamless integration into society is critically important. And my office will also begin engaging entities to create employment opportunities for them,” she said.
The 11 orphanages are: Joshua House Children Centre, Bless the Children’s Home, Ruimveldt Children’s Home, St John Basco Orphanage, Shaheed’s Boys Orphanage, Shaheed’s Girl’s Orphanage, St. Ann’s Orphanage, Prabhu Sharan Orphanage, Hope Children’s Home, Red Cross Convalescent Children’s Home, and Canaan Children’s Home.
The sponsors are: the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Guyana Shore Base Inc., Demerara Bank, Go Logistics, China Trading, Premier Construction, Optique Ninon, and Vitality Inc., Junior Sammy Guyana, Optique Vision Care, and Dr. Balwant Singh Hospital.