MINISTER of Human Services and Social Security, Ms. Jennifer Webster last Friday made a donation of $150,000 to Radio Needy Children’s Fund (RNCF) with a pledge to continue to support the humanitarian work of the organisation.
Minister Webster made this commitment as she addressed a fundraising dinner at the Guyana Pegasus, in celebration of RNCF’s Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary) last Friday.
It was to a loud round of applause that Ms. Webster, in a surprise gesture, handed over the cheque to Chair of Radio Needy Children’s Fund, Mrs. Molly Hassan, who expressed gratitude on behalf of the foundation.
Minister Webster said: “This evening I would like to encourage all of you here in whatever way you can, to support the work of RNCF. And I am going to start off by saying that I, this evening, will give to RNCF $150,000 [for educational purposes], because I feel that education is the key to success in any country, and I feel that the children of Guyana must be given access to education, which our Government is doing, and to all social services and other services,” she said.
Ms. Webster, on behalf of His Excellency President Donald Ramotar, congratulated the Radio’s Needy Children’s Fund, adding that she was particularly proud to be associated with the Fund. This is against the backdrop of the work RNCF does for children in Guyana, especially those who are underprivileged, not only at Christmastime, but throughout the year, the Minister said.