CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited (CPGL), the local subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation, which holds a 25% share in the giant Stabroek oil block, has stepped forward to meet the needs of the Joshua House Children Centre in Georgetown.
The 40-year-old centre provides shelter and care for vulnerable children in Guyana. The Centre was Wednesday presented with items which were identified as critical when officials of the company visited recently.
Keith Henderson, Vice President, of CNOOC International said the company was impressed by the work Joshua House has been doing and was very pleased to partner with them in providing equipment that would cater to their practical needs.
The items donated were a stove, freezer and power washer. Henderson said the donation was “all part of what we regard as CNOOC’s mission to help in the countries we are, to help the people who are in the country.”
This first donation is part of an ongoing programme by CNOOC to provide charitable organisations with the assistance they need to fulfil their obligations to the Guyanese people.
Bayney Karran, Government Relations Advisor of CPGL noted that the company is actively sourcing additional items requested by Joshua House.
Mrs. Gladys Accra, Administrator of Joshua House since 1994, said the items would assist greatly in providing daily meals for the more than 30 children currently housed there.
She was grateful to CPGL for what she said was their meaningful and prompt donation.