When the pandemic overtook normal life in Canada last year, Ryerson student Emily Singh used the opportunity to help. She used her time to create individual care packages for children overseas and packed each one with a face mask, towel, toothbrush and soap for a child in Guyana, her family’s home country.
Singh, who is Miss West Indian Canadian, made helping Guyanese children her “passion project” — a way of using her title to benefit others. She leaned on her family’s connections to reach children in a school and shipped two barrels of care packages to them.
“I was devoted to helping underprivileged children in Guyana. It was my platform and my passion project,” Singh, 20, said in a WhatsApp video call.
All the hard work was worth it when over 30 children received her care packages. Singh said the pandemic had only made her project that much more important and vital.
I was devoted to helping underprivileged children in Guyana. It was my platform and my passion project,” Singh said in a WhatsApp video call.
Being born and raised in Toronto, but instilled with family values and vacationing in Guyana to meet with the family at least once a year hit Singh hard when COVID-19 struck and international travel was banned.
As a journalism student, she knew the effects COVID-19 had around the world. Her dhttps://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/guyanese-american-to-lead-co-haynes-school-of-excellence/ad had immigrated from Guyana to Canada at the age of 15 in 1976 but had gone back to play cricket, where he had met her mom; they got married and moved to Canada shortly after for the betterment of their family. Emily knew it was her turn to give back. […]