GBTI makes annual donation to NGOs, launches 2018 Calendar


The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI Ltd) on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, held its Annual Donation and 2018 Calendar Launch ceremony at its Corporate Office in Kingston, Georgetown.

Ten Non-Governmental Organisations were beneficiaries of this year’s donations, namely; Uncle Eddie’s Home, The Salvation Army, Help and Shelter Crisis Service, Dharam Shala Home for the Poor for all Races, Guyana Red Cross Society, Guyana Society for the Blind, Artistes in Direct Support, Guyana Relief Council, the Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) and Food for the Poor.

GBTI’s CEO, Mr Larry Nath, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Ms Pamela Binda and Administration Manager, Mr Sean Noel pose with this year’s winners of the GBTI 2018 Calendar Art Competition

Mr Wayne Hamilton, Public Relations Manager who accepted the donation on behalf of Food for the Poor and who spoke for the receiving donor organisations expressed his sincere gratitude to the Bank for their kind generosity to these organisations. He says that it is donations like these which go a far way in aiding the much-needed support for these organisations to keep doing what they are doing.

The Chief Executive Officer, Mr Larry Nath, in his remarks noted that the Bank has gone beyond providing financial services for the people. He said that GBTI is in the business of helping folks achieve their dreams.

Mr Nath noted that the Bank is very connected to the communities within the country with its network of twelve (12) branches spread across the regions. He said that it is up to organisations such as these NGOs to help people achieve their full potential.

GBTI recognises the work of these organisations and extends best wishes for the upcoming year.

Meanwhile, the Bank also launched its 2018 Calendar and showcased art pieces that are featured in this year’s calendar. The art pieces were adjudged winners from an art competition across the Country. The theme for this year’s competition was “Saving; the Key to a Bright Future”.  (GBTI)

The CEO in his remarks to the winners of this year’s Calendar Competition said that the Bank gives youths like these their wings to fly and helps them to achieve an avenue for their expressions of creativity.

Congratulations to the six (7) winners:

  1. Rasheed Franklin – 16 years old – Christ Church Secondary
  2. Azalyah Exeter – 10 years old – Marian Academy
  3. Noel Sukhai – 16 years old – Anna Regina Multilateral School
  4. Omawattie Ramnarain – 16 years old – St Joseph High School
  5. Rena Marshall – 10 years old – Kamarang Primary School
  6. Siddarth Ramessar – 9 years old – Ermsville Primary School
  7. Aaron Gangadeen – 13 years old – Skeldon Line Path Secondary School
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