Today, on behalf of Education Minister Priya Manickchand and Ministry staff, the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Marcel Hutson, with Ms Renita Joseph and her family who lost their home in Good Intent to a fire on Thursday.
Dr. Hutson accompanied Ms Joseph and her family at the site of the fire today and offered words of comfort for the tremendous loss and committed the Ministry’s support during this time.
She presented Ms Joseph with a package containing an HP Laptop along with accessories and financial support as her family worked towards rebuilding their lives.
Dr. Hutson said that the Ministry of Education is worried about its teachers and will continue to stand beside them. He said today’s contribution is a testament to how the Ministry sees and values its teachers.
She told Ms Joseph, a teacher at Belle West Primary School, that the Ministry could not hear of the tragedy and turned a deaf ear. He said Ministry Officials are transformational leaders, and compassion is their hallmark.
Ms Joseph and her husband expressed their gratitude for the gesture from the Ministry of Education, especially as Joseph is a final year University of Guyana student and having a new laptop now would help her complete her studies and continue her learning. students while the financial aid will help the family address some of their current needs.