first_imgThe much-anticipated opening of the Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre of Behavioural Sciences and Research at the University of Guyana Campus, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, is soon to be officially opened.The Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre of Behavioural Sciences and ResearchThe construction of the centre was completed a few weeks ago by Buddy’s Construction, a local general construction company, but the next step will be the furnishing of the building.The Foundation, after spending millions of dollars in the Information Technology sector, working with Government institutions such as the Guyana Police Force and NGOs to provide free computer training to the public while simultaneously working in New York with the public schools by enhancing their existing computer centers, has embarked in assisting the mental health sector in Guyana.During construction, Dr Jay Sobhraj increased the donation to ensure that the quality of the construction is not compromised. Many who witnessed the construction, including the university staff, had an opportunity to see the inside of the building after completion and were impressed with the design and quality of the construction, while students cannot wait to start using the facility.The newly-designed Centre will accommodate a psychology department, lecture halls, a clinical psychology clinic, a student medical centre, a student gym, a bookstore, students’ religious offices, and a food court. The building was designated for use by the Psychology majors and will also be used for other majors such as Engineering, Science and Liberal Arts.In March 2018, Founder of the Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Foundation, a US-based Guyanese entrepreneur, Dr Jay Sobhraj, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Guyana worth approximately $80 million to renovate an existing building known on the University campus as the “Spicy Dish” building.last_img

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