UG staff donating part of salaries to flood relief
- Social work unit ready to provide psychosocial support to flood-affected residents
The University of Guyana (UG) has indicated to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) that it will donate $1 million towards the relief efforts for flood-stricken communities in Guyana, following the contributions of staff members who authorised deductions from their salary for this purpose.
According to a release from this university, the staff contributions are being made in response to a call from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paloma Mohamed Martin.
It was also noted that a separate, internal relief activity has been ongoing for those students, staff, pensioners and alumni most affected at this time. Student volunteers, the release said, are eager to provide voluntary service where needed in collaboration with key partners such as the CDC.
Health education fliers and videos, aimed at reminding people how to remain safe under the hazardous flood conditions, have been created and are being circulated. These can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u8RIBwQbRa7hoSHVB8w0C40WQoxurjKj?usp=sharing
Importantly also, the UG release also stated that the school’s social work unit, through the Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement (PACE) Cares hotline, stands ready to provide psychosocial support and referrals for flood-affected individuals.
The UG Cares Helpline Numbers- Powered by GTT are: 615-7829, 615-9727, 616-2576, 615-9730, 615-9482, 615-9704, 615-9990, 638-4394.