SAGE is proud to annouce that through support from our generous donors we have been able to provide two promising young Guyanese with scholarships to University of Guyana starting this school year. Both Dylon King, from the Northwest Region and studying International Relations, and Louise MacCloud from Linden, and studying biololgy to become an orthopediologist, are off to a great start as freshmen at UG.
We were also able hold an orientation this summer where our new scholars met with our current scholars and UG staff for an introduction to life in at the university, including study tips and available resources. We hope that this orientation is the begining of even more services for our scholars. And thanks to your continued support we know it will become a reality! Please see our attached photo from orientation 2012.
Dear SAGE Supporters,
If you are in the area, please stop by at our annual fundraising event in NYC at Traffic Bar (52nd and 2nd Ave) from 7-10 pm! You can meet the SAGE board, learn more about Guyana and our scholars, and celebrate education and Guyana with like-minded people.
Please see the attached invitation and thank you for your continued support!
Dear SAGE supporter,The SAGE 2012 Spring newsletter is out! We have attached it to thise-mail or you can download it from our website at:http://www.sageguyana.org/sage_newsletter_spring2012.pdfThis issue features an interview with Kevin Morgan, one of our 2011SAGE Scholars. Learn about his initial experiences at the Universityof Guyana, and as a SAGE scholarship recipient. SAGE applications for2012 are out and we are looking forward to selecting our scholarshiprecipients for the coming academic year.As always, it is only through your generosity that we are able to fundthese scholars so we thank you for your continued support!Best,The SAGE Board
Thanks for your continued support of SAGE and our amazing scholars!
This fall we welcomed three new SAGE scholars to our family! Marcella Gonsalves, Kaveta Mohammed, and Kevin Morgan all began their studies at the University of Guyana on August 29th, 2011. These scholars are pursuing diverse degrees from International Relations to Law to Medical Technology. They are dedicated to the development of Guyana, specifically in addressing inequality in the country and Guyana’s position in the global community. For more on these individual scholars, as well as Patricee, please check out our website. www.sageguyana.org
This fall SAGE began pursing several grant opportunities in order to hire a staff member on the ground in Guyana. This staff member will allow us to reach more students from the interior, and create mentorships, internships and tutoring programs for our scholars.
Your continued and generous donations, help SAGE support the education and preparation these students need to become leaders and innovators in their communities and country.
The academic year at the University of Guyana is slated to start on August 21st and we are excited to share that we will be supporting 3 new scholars this year! The applicant pool was especially talented and diverse this year making our selections quite challenging. We had applicants interested in Law, Medical Technology, Engineering and several other fields. They came from the capital city of Georgetown, coastal regions and interior locations. But in the end, our three selected scholars stood out for their strong academic backgrounds, their demonstrated dedication to Guyana, their drive to help their country and their fellow citizens.
Look out for our Fall newsletter coming soon for more complete details about our 3 new scholars and updates on how our returning scholars are doing!
In other exciting SAGE news, one of SAGE’s volunteers, Taruna Sadhoo, was honored by the Guyana Tri-State Alliance as one of “those individuals who, through the years, have been ambassadors for our country [Guyana], flying our flag with honour and pride by their many endeavours of distinguished and empowering leadership due to the many facets of their accomplishments and contributions.” Please join us in congratulating Taruna for all of her hard work and her continued commitment to Guyana. Read the full story at the Guyana Times International.
Finally, if you are in DC, make sure you come to our DC fundraiser on August 13th at Local 16.
Thank you for all your ongoing support of SAGE!
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