a. The Guyana Association of Georgia, Inc. was a proud sponsor of Nikeisha Persaud in the 2010 Miss Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Pageant held on April 10, 2010, where a $410.00 donation was made toward her evening gown. Ms. Persaud not only represented her country of Guyana with great pride, but was also crowned Miss Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Queen after a two-hour competition, where she awed the attendees with her natural beauty and congenial spirit. Ms. Persaud is a 2010 Graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs, and will be attending John Marshall Law School in the Fall of 2010 to pusue a J.D. degree in Humanitarian Law.

b. On February 21, 2010, the Guyana Association of Georgia, Inc. made a donation of $500.00 to Saurel Quettan, Public Relations Director for the Haitian Alliance, toward recovery and relief efforts in Haiti as a result of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, which occurred on January 12, 2010, killing over 250,000 people and displacing over 3 million. The Guyana Association of Georgia is proud to make this contribution to our Caribbean sister country in support of the millions of Haitians still suffering from this devastating loss.

c. On October 24, 2009, the Guyana Association of Georgia, Inc. celebrated its 18th Anniversary and Scholarship Award Banquet at the elegant Clarion Hotel in College Park, GA. During this event, scholarships were awarded to three high school graduates and academic standouts. All three recipients are now successfully enrolled in college pursuing their major studies of interest. To date, The Guyana Association of Georgia, Inc. has awarded over $83,000 in scholarships to 59 high school seniors of Guyanese parentage. Also in 2009, we awarded our very first scholarship to a Guyanese student attending the University of Guyana, Ms. Susan Simon, in the amount of US$4,400.00 over a four year period ($1,100.00 per academic year). Ms. Simon is a Communications major. In 2010, we shall continue to support our young future leaders with academic scholarships here in Atlanta and at home in Guyana, with the goal of helping to move these young individuals toward their academic achievements.