First Lady, Sandra Granger, on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG), which presented her with 1,000 pairs of shoes in support of her programme to provide footwear for students who are in need, particularly in the hinterland.
“I’m very appreciative of the CIOG’s generosity, [which] made this presentation possible…,” Mrs. Granger was quoted as saying, in a media release from the Ministry of the Presidency. She further added, “We will find a community or two that can really take advantage of this very kind offer. Please convey to your sponsors; Medical Watch Guyana how much very much we appreciate this. This will help the kids, which I think is our mutual area of interest.”
According to the press release, the First Lady was pleased to note, that the donation which took place at the CIOG’s Woolford Avenue Complex, included shoes of varying sizes, and will benefit students at the nursery, primary and secondary levels.
Sheikh Mooenul-Hack, Director of Education and Dawah at the CIOG, said in the media bulletin that their organization receives many donations from Guyanese locally and in the diaspora, as well as international organisations, and it is pleased to share with charitable groups.
“We commend the work that you’re doing; the people you’re reaching. We may not reach some of those folks. I believe in preventing duplication. If somebody is already accessing those communities we prefer to just pass it [on] to your [office],” the Director was quoted in the release as saying, whilst expressing admiration for the First Lady’s work in support of women, children and vulnerable groups across the country.