RUBIS Guyana and Generation Next Partner for a Third Year

Generation Next and RUBIS continue to partner in providing educational opportunities and community support which empower Guyanese youth to reach their full potential.

The latest donation of US$4,360, was presented to Director of Generation Next, Pastor Winston Assanah who was joined by Treasurer Shaunette Lee, Administrator (ag) Julius David and Dr Wilbert Lee during a ceremony held at Generation Next Office. Representing the energy company was Joylyn Johnson, Retail Account Executive, Rubis who took the opportunity to congratulate the Generation Next team for staying the course and realizing their mandate in light of the existing COVID-19 pandemic. She said, “Your organisation has remained focused on your mandate to support and uplift persons who live in marginalized communities.” She continued, “Your work to introduce technology to children at an early age, preparing them for their CXC exams, and empowering members of the community through training and developmental programmes, remains inspiring to us all. It is admirable that you quickly adjusted to virtual learning to ensure that the learning process is not disrupted despite COVID-19 and the children continue to benefit”.

In addition to supporting the dissemination of academic work, the RUBIS donation will further assist in upgrading the hardware for the computer lab, expand the number of courses offered and broadening the skills set of students.

Generation Next is the charitable arm of the First Assembly of God, Wortmanville and provides technical and vocational skills training and opportunities to persons 4 to 40 years of age. They also operate a feeding programme for children at three schools – Thomas Moore Primary, Freeburg and Dolphin Secondary Schools every Tuesday and Friday. However, because of the pandemic, the organization reformatted its outreach program and provides hampers for some of the families of children who attend the three schools