Guyanese-American group visiting on charity mission

Stabroek News
June 30, 2003

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A group of 14 Guyanese-Americans, members of GUYAID (Guyanese Assisting in Development), a charitable non-profit organization in the Washington Metropolitan area, is scheduled to visit here from month-end until July 12.

The highlights of the visit will be the awards ceremony of the 7th GUYAID National Essay Competition in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, as well as a number of special donations, a release from the Bernice Mansell Foundation said.

During the visit, GUYAID members will present computers and school supplies to Ithaca Primary School, and medical supplies to Suddie Hospital. The Linden Dorfolk Friendly Society and the Bernice Mansell Foundation are also on the groupís itinerary. The group is also expected to make a donation of books to the National Library, the release said.

The Bernice Mansell Foundation is the groupís local representative. GUY-AID is celebrating 21 years of activities and support on behalf of needy children, seniors, and victims of natural disasters in Guyana, the Caribbean and the United States, the release added.

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