Georgetown, Guyana – (August 16, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, met with members of the Covenant Home for Children, a United States-based charity, which is registered in California and focuses on the homeless, runaway, abandoned, abused, trafficked, or exploited youth of Guyana. Board members, Pastor Walter Seetal, Mrs. Lavone Seetal, Ms. Marva Langevine and Ms. Samantha Gale attended what the First Lady called an exploratory meeting to determine possible areas of partnership.
The organisation, which is currently in the process of registering as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Guyana shared its plans of opening a Children’s Home and believes that the First Lady, given her advocacy work, can play a critical role in the process.
The four-member team has met with Head of the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), Ms. Ann Greene to discuss the needs as it relates to homeless and other vulnerable children in Guyana and how the NGO can assist, as well as the requirements for establishing the home.
The First Lady said, “I am very pleased that Pastor Seetal has already made contact with the child services department to find out all the rules and regulations regarding setting up a home for children.”
The NGO boasts a nine member Board in California and an international Board in Guyana and has provided assistance to children in the community of Tiger Bay in Georgetown by supplying sporting gear to a soccer club in the area and have visited orphanages across the country.