Ganga deems camp a success

Trinidad Express article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - The Daren Ganga Foundation’s Sixth Annual Cricket and Football Camp was deemed a big success by Daren Ganga who urged parents to encourage and assist their children in exposing their talent, sporting or otherwise.

Sixty-six boys and girls benefitted from the 2014 camps and they were celebrated during the foundation’s closing ceremony at the Barrackpore East Secondary School last Saturday when they awarded with certificates, medals, trophies and hampers for their commitment to their respective sporting discipline.

Representatives of The Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP), who were also in attendance, presented certificates to those who completed the computer literacy training segment.

The coaching camp is one of the foundation’s most important events and is a critical element of their work towards achieving the core mission of providing opportunities for the young people of Trinidad and Tobago to realise their full potential.

Since the inception of the camps, over 600 children from rural south Trinidad have participated and benefited from professional coaching in football and cricket, and in developmental and educational sessions.

Among the professional, certified coaches was former Trinidad and Tobago Strike Squad captain Clayton Morris.

The curriculum of the sports camp also included informative sessions by ChildLine, Community Police and NADAPP which sought to teach social skills such as responsibility, sharing, teamwork, drug prevention and respect for authority.

For the first time, the foundation also incorporated a presentation by Crime Stoppers Trinidad and Tobago, on the importance of children preventing crime in their communities and schools.

T&T and West Indies spinner Samuel Badree was the feature speaker at the event. He explained the importance of balancing education with extra curricular activities and also encouraged the students to take their education seriously. He noted that education plays an essential part in shaping an individual’s career.

First Published In The Trinidad Express.

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:59