Special education teachers get support from ExxonMobil to pursue studies

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ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), said on Thursday that it donated toward the advancement of higher education for two special education teachers attached through the United Women for Special Children (UWSC).

The teachers will be pursuing master’s degrees. EEPGL said the money was raised through an employee-based safety feedback programme, and that it matched the submissions with funds to be donated to a local cause, with UWSC being this year’s recipient. The organization has been working to ensure children have access to a safe and productive learning environment for over 30 years.

UWSC President said “Our mandate basically suggests we try to ensure every child has a safe learning environment, something that would help them become productive members of our society. The fund will be used directly towards the master’s programmes for two young teachers.  We’re hoping at the end of this project with them they would be able to train other teachers and improve the care at the schools they are involved with.”

EEPGL Safety Manager, Brad Edlington, said safety was a core value of the company.

“That care is also something we want to extend to our community around us and it’s our privilege to partner with the United Women for Special Children to extend care to those who need it most in our community,” he said.


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