Georgetown, Guyana – (October 10, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, yesterday, attended a luncheon for retired Head Teachers in celebration of World Teachers’ Day, which was observed on October 5. The luncheon was a collaboration between the business man and the Luminous Women’s Group. Mr. Najab also used the opportunity to announce that he will donate bed sheets to The Palms Geriatric Home to support the First Lady’s efforts to make life more comfortable for its residents.
Mrs. Granger spoke briefly thanked Mr. Najab for his gesture and expressed her happiness at his offer to donate to the Home.
Mr. Mohammed Najab of Najab Trading Enterprise, giving brief remarks.
Mr. Najab said his motivation stems from the joy of giving and added that members of society should a role in giving back to those who have dedicated their service to the country. “Charity begins at home… You have served this country so hard [and] so dedicated; you’ve attained an age where society has to give back to you,” Mr. Najab said.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Ingrid Fung, veteran educator and member of the Luminous Women’s group also expressed her gratitude at Mr. Najab’s compassion in hosting the group “They have gracefully accepted to host us this evening; for karaoke, games and we have a lovely feast [and] they have a gift for each individual and that is wonderful… The Najabs went to great lengths,” Ms. Fung said.
The Luminous Women’s Group has been in existence since April 2015, and this is their second year hosting a gathering for retired head teachers. Last year the group collaborated with well-known Guyanese philanthropist, Mr Stanley Ming.
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger and Veteran retired head teacher, Ms. Ingrid Fung at the luncheon held to honour retired Head Teachers.
Mrs. Granger, belting out her rendition of “Lean on Me”, during the karaoke session.