Children enrolled at the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre can now look forward to meals thanks to a donation from Sol Guyana.
A press release from Inglefield Ogilvy said the Centre asked Sol Guyana General Manager Ken Figaro to assist with providing meals for one day and in response he presented a cheque to centre facilitator Maureen Hinds to provide food for one week. The centre said this is not the first time corporations and individuals have answered their call for assistance as they have gotten assistance from persons both locally and from overseas and companies such as Banks DIH, Humphrey’s Bakery and the University of Guyana.
The release said the centre was officially opened in January 1992 to cater to the educational, nutritional and recreation needs of children.
The foundation has warm and inspiring beginnings, the release said, as the Lot 13 Ruimveldt centre was once the home of the late Marie Dookun, whose dedication to the welfare of children prompted her to open her doors to youths from the neighbourhood. In addition to providing them with a secure environment for recreation Dookun also provided them with meals and hosted moral and spiritual lessons.
After her death, Dookun’s children dedicated her home to cater to the needs of children from the Ruimveldt area.
The centre now provides basic care and education for 175 registered children with about 50 attending every day.