RUBIS Guyana Inc. and the Guyana Power Limited are urging other corporate companies to invest in education as an avenue of facilitating holistic development.
Ms. Rhonda Johnson, Retail Accounts Executive, stressed that her company sees investment in education as an investment in the country’s future. She noted that it is because of this principal that saw them supporting the Regional Democratic Council Region Four Education department STEAM fair in a very significant way saying, “The organizers and participants did a really remarkable job. However, there were some glitches which I trust can be rectified at the next competition if they are going to continue the growth and development of the science fair.” While it’s the company second time supporting the science fair, RUBIS is very happy with the evident growth and development noting that they are seeing enormous benefits and value from being a partner in this fair. “Supporting educational initiatives is one way of preparing students who would soon enter the workforce so as to be effective and efficient in the execution of their duties” said The RUBIS Retail Accounts Executive.
Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer of Guyana Power and Light, Ms. Shevion Sears said that one of the challenges she would like to see eradicated is a more timely start to the STEAM competition. She also said that this year’s competition produced a significant number of brilliant ideas which she passionately appealed to the department of education to ensure that these projects and idea are explored thus further helping to bring them to reality.
“There were some interesting projects, I have seen some very fantastic work by the students and it speaks very well about the students’ talent and if we can support these endeavors there is no doubt that Guyana can be a better place. Therefore, for GPL we believe in supporting these initiatives as it plays a vital role in Guyana moving in the right direction and that we learn to be creators rather than accepting what is just there,” Sears said. She commended them for what she said was well organized competition urging the department to continue involving more schools and students and expressed satisfaction at seeing that this year’s competition involved a number of nursery schools stating that it’s the right direction for the organizers to go.
The PRO added, “This is an excellent programme and we at GPL are very happy and firmly feels that it should be supported by more corporate companies, thus ensuring that it continues to grow significantly.”
The national finals for the STEAM fair, is slated for 3rd – 6th April, 2018 and will be held at the St Joseph High School.