Academy students equipped with educational materials for new school term
Kaieteur News article.
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - The cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) last weekend launched their $1M summer ‘School bags for Sports’ programme with the distribution of $300,000 worth of school bags, exercise books and other educational materials.
Benefitting were the 120 students of that attended the Club’s Cricket Academy and Republic Bank Summer Camp.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to the GTM Group of Companies, Universal DVD and other sponsors for making the donations possible. Foster stated that the RHTY&SC cricket teams were pleased to assist the students with the hope that, that would serve as an inspiration to them to stay in school and pursue a solid education.
He disclosed that numerous persons had asked why the Club invests so heavily in educational programmes and the answer was simple, “Because the club strongly believes that education is the foundation to a successful future.”
The attentive youths were encouraged to always place high emphasis on education and to never lose focus. They were told that an educated mind makes a better sportsperson. Foster advised members of the cricket Academy to make sure that they balance education and sports properly, while expressing the hope that every cricket and sports club in Guyana should get involved in the Pro-education Campaign with special emphasis on their own members and less fortunate youths in their respective areas.
Club President Keith Foster admitted that they have a policy that education takes priority over sports as an educated mind lasts a lifetime, while a sports career last for a while. Assisting others, the President stated comes naturally to the RHTY&SC and called on the students to take proper care of the educational materials.
Foster expressed gratitude to the donors of the school bags and challenged others to make similar contributions.
Club Patron Beverly Harper assisted with the distribution of the materials to the happy students.
Senior Berbice player Eon Hooper and West Indies Female International Player Shemaine Campbelle stated that the cricketers of the club were pleased to undertake the school bags project under their personal development programmes.
Those teams are Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Metro Female and Gizmos & Gadgets First Division and Under-21s.
The teams have set themselves a total of 80 programmes for 2013 and to date, have completed 65.