Hauraruni Girls’ Home gets new library, upgraded computer lab

first_imgThe prospects of spending longer hours reading is one the young residents of the Hauraruni Girls’ Home, situated along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, is quite excited about. And the possibility of this happening in a more comfortable environment is even more inspiring.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman posed with the group of students from the University of Guyana who undertook the project at the Hauraruni Girls’ Home. Also in picture are Regional Representative of Region Seven, Kamal Persaud (extreme right); Pastor Deoram Timram (extreme left, back row), Attorney-at-Law Mirian Andrew-Ming (to the Pastor’s immediate right) and UG student Matthew Moriah (3rd from left)“I think it is great! Really great!” exclaimed a 16-year-old resident of the home as she told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the now enhanced facility is much more comfortable and welcoming.Her 10-year-old house mate said, “I would enjoy coming here to read and study more.”On Saturday last, the home commissioned its newly refurbished library, the result of a project by third-year Public Management students of the University of Guyana. As a criterion for graduation, these students were required to identify a project in a community of their choice, look at ways to improve or develop this project, and work together to complete a structured plan.According to Matthew Moriah, who spoke on behalf of his group, this particular project at the Hauraruni Girls’ Home was done to make a different impact.Newly repainted Hauraruni Girls’ Home“A project that is sustainable…,” he said. “The aim was to create a sustainable environment for educational development for children,” he explained.He said his group had visited three orphanages, and after careful analysis, had chosen the Hauraruni Girls’ Home, which is a place of refuge for young girls who have been neglected and/or abused.This home was established in 1982 by the late Reverend Philip Mohabir, Founder of the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches in Guyana.Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and his wife were welcomed guests at the commissioning ceremony, having personally contributed to the project.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman sat alongside Attorney-at-Law Mirian Andrew-Ming during the commissioning of the Library of the Hauraruni Girls’ HomeAsked to make brief remarks, the minister told the young ladies that sometimes one goes through painful and difficult situations in life, but God is always there. He assured that he stands ready to support the development of the home in his personal capacity.“I have been touched by what I have seen, and I would like to thank the students of the University of Guyana for choosing this place to make it your project.” he stated.Attorney-at-Law Mariam Andrew-Ming delivered the feature address on behalf of the Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Sydney Allicock. She applauded the university students for the project, and advised the young women of the home to continue to flourish and grow.“The world literally depends on us to continue to flourish and grow. Across Guyana, we see women leading every day; we see super women, powerful and elegant. We have a lot farther to go. You are the future; you will lead us there.” she noted.Also present at Saturday’s commissioning was the Regional Representative of Region Seven, Kamal Persaud, who represented the Office of the Prime Minister. Persaud presented hampers of clothing, footwear and games to the home from a number of private donors.Along with the library, which was relocated from its old location in the building, the computer room received some minor upgrades. The entire exterior of the home received a facelift, and a new signboard was erected at the entrance from the highway.last_img

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