Georgetown, Guyana – (September 15, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, met with representatives of the Guyana Women Miners Association (GWMA) to explore possibilities for collaboration. The meeting was held at the Office of the First Lady at State House.

In an invited comment, the First Lady said she agreed to meet the group to determine how best collaboration can advance the lives of women and children. “In areas where they are interested in training or empowering women and children …if they are interested, we can collaborate and have some of their members or some of the people they serve included in some of our workshops and exercises… We discussed how we can best work with each other and hopefully [I] can assist the organisation to achieve its objective,” Mrs. Granger said.

Meanwhile, President of the GWMA, Ms. Urika Primus said that the group reached out to the First Lady as it has taken note of the work that she has done to empower marginalised groups and it is confident that collaboration with her would benefit a wider cross-section of persons. “We reached out to the First Lady, to basically see ways in which we would collaborate for not only the benefit of the organisation, but also the people that the organisation serve; mainly women, children and deprived communities,” she said. 

Ms. Primus also said that though the organisation has a number of outreaches planned, “we also have other members, who are permanently placed in those areas that would bring

to our knowledge that we believe that we should share so that not only us, but other persons could work collaboratively in addressing them.”

Ms. Donna Scott, Ms. Marian Charles, Ms. Belina Charlie and Ms. Grace Prince, all members of the GWMA, also attended the meeting.

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