DEMERARA DISTILLERS LIMITED REMAINS FOCUSED ON OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF EMPLOYEES AND CONSUMERS WHO WILL BE BOTH THE FUTURE OF THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY.
Our main commitment is to the development of youth through Education and Sport.
In 2010, we launched the DDL Foundation – a charity that supports the advancement of education by providing five year scholarships to students in secondary school.
The goal of the Foundation is the advancement of education in secondary students by providing scholarships to assist with the main costs associated with attending school. This includes books, uniforms, transportation and, in some cases, meals. Students who have excelled at the National Grade Six Examination and who have demonstrated their need for assistance as a result of their financial or social constraints are eligible to apply.
The Foundation is managed mainly by volunteer employees and includes a Mentorship Programme. Within the programme, children are paired with a mentor who monitors their performance. The mentor also provides the necessary moral and other support necessary during the period of their relationship with the Foundation.
Currently, the Foundation has a total of twenty six (26) students from across the country who benefit from scholarships.
Throughout the year, we also direct our support to several development sports programmes. Currently, we support the development of youth boxing in Guyana through our partnership with the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association; the advancement of youth involved in Chess through our collaboration with the Guyana Chess Federation and youth engaged in cricket through our partnership with the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club.