Guyana: Hundreds of people, including children, living in the Woodley Park and Bath Settlement areas of West Coast Berbice, recently benefited from a charity drive hosted by members of the Dharmic Naujawaaan (DNJ). The DNJ is the central youth arm of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha.
According to a release, persons were in receipt of nutritional food hampers, school bags and supplies, toys, books and clothing.
DNJ also, on the same day, assisted the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha (its parent body) in a medical outreach targeting residents of West Coast Berbice.
The DNJ has hosted several charity drives in the past, targeting poor and vulnerable communities across the country, including Strathavon in Cane Grove, and Good Hope on the East Coast of Demerara; Plastic City on the West Coast of Demerara; Sarah Johanna, Herstelling, Sea Dam on the East Bank of Demerara; Charity in Essequibo; and areas in the Upper Corentyne.
The DNJ received tremendous support from the community, and is very grateful to Mr Deodat Siriram and members of the Woodley Park Vishnu Mandir, and members of the D’Edward Vigneshwar Mandir.
“The DNJ is also grateful to Mr Mathew Yosuff, Mr Sase Gunraj, Ms Sharmine Rampersaud, Ms Meena Singh, Angela from Bourda Market, a group of generous attorneys, and all others who donated the resources to make this Charity drive a success,” the release said.
The DNJ is scheduled to hold another Charity drive in November of this year, and encourages everyone to contribute to the cause.
Persons can visit the DNJ’s Facebook page, “Dharmic Naujawaan”, to receive updates and details on how they could contribute in the future.
(The story first appeared in Guyana Times)