The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has made 12 children lucky winners of its Annual Early Savers Prize Drawing.
In previous years, three winners were randomly selected from across the network of branches and presented with age-appropriate prizes as an incentive for saving and for being a part of the Bank’s Early Savers Club.
This year, however, being cognizant of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Bank decided to award 12 children, one each from its branches spread across the country, with a cash back saving incentive.
Those selected are:
Hannah Krishram – Water Street Branch
Khamesh Hector – Corriverton Branch
Alex Luke Bentham – Regent Street Branch
Maheshwanauth Doodnauth – Anna Regina Branch
Osaiah Ricardo Wilson – Parika Branch
Fieaz Alex Hassan – Vreed-en-Hoop Branch
Dwileen Adandra Coates – Lethem Branch
Teon Timothy Forde – Providence Branch
Shivraj Persaud – Diamond Branch
Daniel Andrew Allen – Port Kaituma Branch
Stadler Vanhouffen Adams – Port Mourant Branch
Damali Akili Kezia Knights – Bartica Branch
Doodnauth, 13, on learning of his selection said, “I started saving so that when I leave school I have money to further my studies.” He started saving seven years ago and said he feels excited to be rewarded for saving with GBTI.
Adams, also 13, said he started saving with his parents’ support so that he will have money to take care of his education and future plans, while Wilson, 6, whose mother started his account when he was just three months old, said he saves his money because he will need money “to buy stuff”. He feels great to receive a cash back for saving.
Krishram, 18, said she has been an Early Saver for the past 10 years and saves “for financial freedom, to have a secure future and for stability in case of emergencies.”
“I feel grateful to be rewarded by GBTI after so many years.”
Winners had to be active account holders as of May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 to be eligible for automatic entry into the competition.
This is just one of the myriad of ways that GBTI Early Savers Account holders can benefit. Other benefits include discounts from selected stores such as Payless, New Era Bookstore and Giftland, Summer Camp, and bursary awards amongst others.
GBTI congratulates the lucky winners and encourages its customers to continue saving.