RUBIS and GPL call for corporate investment in education

Shevion Sears (right), Public Relations Officer of Guyana Power and Light presenting a cheque to Regional Education Officer ag Tiffany Favourite Harvey.

RUBIS Guyana Inc and the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) have highlighted the importance of corporate companies supporting the Biennial Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair programme being undertaken by the Ministry of Education.

According to a release from Region Four, they are urging other corporate entities to invest in education.

RUBIS Retail Accounts Executive, Rhonda Johnson said that her company sees investment in education as investment in the country’s future leaders. She said that it is because of this principle that they are supporting the Regional Democratic Council of Region Four’s Education Department’s STEAM fair in a significant way.

“From a RUBIS perspective RUBIS believes that the support for the STEAM was the perfect opportunity to allow students to unleash their inner creativity. This is the second time that we have given support to this competition and we believe that it’s a worthwhile initiative. Anything that can propel intellectual learning and allow students or young people to improve on their academic standing RUBIS is very happy to support,” Johnson said.

Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer of GPL, Shevion Sears said that she would like to see a more timely start to the STEAM competition. She also said that this year’s competition produced a significant number of brilliant ideas and she appealed to the department of education to ensure that these projects and idea are explored thus further helping to bring them to reality.

“There were some interesting projects, I have seen some very fantastic work by the students and it speaks very well about the students’ talent and if we can support these endeavours there is no doubt that Guyana can be a better place. Therefore, for GPL we believe in supporting these initiatives as it plays a vital role in Guyana moving in the right direction and that we learn to be creators rather than accepting what is just there,” Sears said.

The national finals for the STEAM fair is slated for 3rd – 6th April, 2018 and is being held at the St Joseph High School.

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