THE Caribbean Voice and Save Abee Foundation will honour 18 individuals and organisations at the third Annual El Dorado Awards.
This year the format has been changed from a reception to a dinner. The presentation and cultural segment remain, but will be followed by networking and dancing to tunes spun by WR Reaz and Team MMR.
Reaz will also be the host for the event. Performers include Celia Samaroo, Haresh Singh, Roger ‘Young Bill Rogers’ Hinds, the Naach Ghaana Dancers and Avinash Roopchan.
The event is scheduled for November 18 at Park Vue Hotel at Farm, East Bank Demerara, from 18:00 hrs.
According to a joint press statement from the organisers, among the 2017 awardees are Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs); an Amerindian artist; businesses that give back to society; two community-based organisations; a youth activist and youth organisation; a women’s empowerment activist; and an organisation that works with autistic children and an organisation that provides relief supplies to families who face unforeseen disasters.
There are a plethora of individuals and organisations, local Guyanese and in the diaspora, who are engaged in making a difference and qualitatively impacting the lives of Guyanese, especially the powerless and disadvantaged, while tackling the social issues that negatively affect lives, the release stated.
The organisers said that the El Dorado Awards provide a space to recognise the efforts of the awardees, so they can connect with each other and establish dialogue that would enhance the collaborative approach within a national framework.
Persons also build connections with the business and professional communities to foster collaboration and a concerted approach to tackling issues such as suicide, abuse, sexual assault, alcoholism and drug abuse.
A limited number of tickets are being sold at G$5,000 each. For tickets and/or further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; call 644 – 1152, 646 – 4669 (Guyana) or 718-542-4454 (North America).