Children’s Home receives books from Ministry of the Presidency


The Press and Publicity Unit, Ministry of the Presidency on Tuesday donated a number of books collected during the final leg of its book drive, to the Mahaica Children’s Home and the Sisters of Mercy of Guyana.


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The book drive was hosted as part of the celebrations to mark President David Granger’s 71st birth anniversary.


Ms. Patricia December, caregiver at the Mahaica Children’s Home, and an exuberant group of girls at the home were pleased to receive the collection of books.


“On behalf of the children and staff of the Mahaica Children’s Home, we thank you very much for this donation…. We need some of the books right now for the children at secondary school,” she said.


Sister Judith Schmelz of the Sisters of Mercy of Guyana was also pleased to accept the donation.


“I’m very happy to accept it. It’s a very generous donation,” she said.


The Sisters of Mercy manage a facility that provides rehabilitative care, education and other services to girls and women, who have been rescued after having been victims of trafficking.


The presentations were a culmination of a Ministry-wide book drive which started in July for children of the Hope Children’s Home at Enmore, East Coast Demerara. Almost 400 books, stationery and other items were presented to the home in support of President Granger’s vision to make Guyana “an education nation”.


Books were also presented to the National Library in August.

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