73 receive school bags from RHTY&SC cricket teams
Guyana Times article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Seventy less fortunate students attending schools in the Lower Corentyne and Central Corentyne, Berbice on Friday last received school bags from the cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) under their pro-education campaign.
The students were drawn from the Central Corentyne Secondary, J C Chandisingh Secondary, Lower Corentyne Secondary, Port Mourant Secondary, Corentyne Comprehensive High and Winifred Gaskin Secondary schools.
The presentation was done during the finals of the RHTY&SC/Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Inter-Secondary Schools cricket tournaments for females and under-15 students. The students were selected based on performance in school, personal discipline, attitude and involvement in sports.
Long serving Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hilbert Foster stated that the school bags, worth $100,000, were meant to encourage the students who were mainly from single parent households to stay in school and to obtain a sound educational foundation.
He cautioned the students that education is the most important asset a person can attain and that it would open doors that would remain closed to an uneducated mind.
Foster also urged them to get involved in a youth and sports club in their district and to develop a strong faith in the God they believe in.
Office Manager of the RHTY&SC Moonish Singh, who is also the cricket manager of the club, disclosed that over the last ten years a total of 5500 students have received school bags from the RHTY&SC pro-education programme.
The programme is administered by the Rose Hall Town (RHT) Farfan and Mendes under-15 team, RHT Bakewell under-17 and second division teams, Pepsi under-19 and intermediate teams, Metro Females team, and the Gizmos and Gadgets under-21 and first division teams.
The teams during this year intend to assist close to 1000 students in Berbice with school bags.