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Two special education teachers will pursue their Master’s Degrees, thanks to ExxonMobil Guyana.
The oil company is financing the degree programme through the United Women for Special Children (UWSC).
According to a statement issued on Thursday, the money was raised through an employee-based safety feedback programme with the company matching the submissions with funds to be donated to a local cause. The UWSC is this year’s recipient.
“Our mandate basically suggests we try to ensure every child has a safe learning environment, something that would help them become productive members of our society. The fund will be used directly towards the master’s programmes for two young teachers. We’re hoping at the end of this project with them they would be able to train other teachers and improve the care at the schools they are involved with,” said USWC President Jennifer Prashad.
ExxonMobil Guyana’s Safety Manager, Brad Edlington noted that safety was a core value of the company.
“That care is also something we want to extend to our community around us and it’s our privilege to partner with the United Women for Special Children to extend care to those who need it most in our community,” he said.
Founded in 1987, the UWSC works to ensure access to a safe and productive learning environment for children.