The Second community benefiting from GEPAN’s Support Education Campaign (SEC) 2017 was Anandale, located on the East Coast Demerara, Guyana.
Above: local NDC Councillor Mr Baksh, with GEPAN members Anna Campbell-Persaud (left) and Atika Stephens (right)
GEPAN partnered up with the local Buxton/Foulis Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) through Councillor Baksh who represents Anandale, to make this event a success for 28 children.
During our exchange with Mr Baksh, he noted that most beneficiaries come from homes in Annandale where parents are struggling to make ends meet. He also explained that a majority of residents depend on the fishing industry, farming and sugar cane production for their subsistence. To assist with the needs of their families, many women try to find employment as domestic helps. Baksh believes that education can be the only key to alleviate poverty and bring about positive change in his community.
Anandale is the second of three Region #4 communities benefiting from GEPAN’s SEC 2017 programme. SEC continues to find sponsors in the local private sector as well as from the diaspora business community.
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