A Canada-based Berbician who continues to remember the less fortunate, recently made a donation of Cdn$5,000 to the Three Rivers Foundation, a charitable organization that helps sick children.
Satishwar Persaud, owner of Adana Homes, a real estate brokerage, was pleased to play a role in assisting the underprivileged children to access medical care such as major surgeries overseas.
Growing up in a poor home in the town of New Amsterdam, Persaud said: “I thank God for my ultimate success in life and want to give back to society… as a way of giving praise.” He plans to “to help out Guyana as much as I can.”
Persaud has been involved in many charities, including a yearly donation of $100,000 to two outstanding students in Guyana.
He has “committed towards this benevolent offering” for the past five years to ensure a “brighter future with their education.”
The last donation of $50,000 each, as well as ‘Adana Homes’ plaques, was made to two students on November 29, 2013. He plans to continue and said the money would go towards furthering students’ education.
He also donated $200,000 towards the recent construction of the Blairmont Crematorium & Memorial Gardens.
Persaud, a former branch manager at NALICO/NAFICO, had also hosted a dinner for the elderly folks in Guyana at the Church View hotel in recognition of their contribution to society.