Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine met with the Board and Executives of the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering
School on Monday, to assist in the presentation of a repaired aircraft to Remote Area Medical’s representative, Dick Stoops.
Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps is a Knoxville, Tennessee, US-based non-profit, volunteer airborne medical relief corps that provides free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of Guyana and around the world.
The organisation was founded by Stan Brock, after he was injured in Guyana while living with the Wapishana community, and had to endure a 26-day journey to access medical help. After this, he vowed to provide medical care to inaccessible regions all over the world.
The Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School’s students assisted in the complete refurbishing of the RAM aircraft under the guidance of engineers from both the school and RAM.
In his brief remarks, the Minister commended the two NGOs on the project. He took the opportunity to point out the invaluable work organizations, such as the Aeronautical Engineering School were engaged in, advancing specialist technical education, adding that “the Ministry is happy to be partners by ensuring that our young people are given the opportunity to access a rounded education, inclusive of a strong technical and vocational studies curriculum.”
In closing, the Minister also commended the input of the students involved in the effort, stressing that the initiative represented what he sees as the core goal of education, the application of knowledge in service to the greater good.
Courtesy Guyana Times