Moniz family/RHTY&SC cricket teams host 2nd Memorial Trust Fund presentation
A total of 66 less fortunate Lower Corentyne students received $300,000 worth of educational materials when the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC)/Farfan and Mendes Under-15/Bakewell Under-17 and Pepsi Under-19 cricket teams in conjunction with the family of the late Patricia Moniz hosted the 2nd presentation ceremony of the Patricia Moniz Memorial Educational Trust Fund.
Six of the students drawn from Port Mourant Junior High School and Port Mourant Primary School received full educational packages of school bags, books, pens and rulers among other items valued at $10,000 each while the remaining 60 were presented with educational materials valued at $4,000 each.
Secretary/CEO of the RHTY&SC Hilbert Foster at the presentation ceremony stated that the late Ms. Moniz was a loyal supporter of the club and after her death, her only daughter Andrea Budhoo who resides in Canada, agreed to the establishment of the Programme in her mother’s memory.
The three junior teams are responsible for the operation of the Trust Fund under their self-development programme and Foster hailed them for their discipline and commitment to promoting the “Say No to Drugs and Yes to Education” message to thousands of their peers.
Foster challenged the sixty-six students to use the educational materials for its intended purpose, to stay in school and focus on their education and to use the word “Excellence” as their hallmark in everything they do. Mrs. Bernadette King, aunt of the late Moniz stated that her late niece was a passionate crusader of youth development through education and sports and strongly believed that no child should be deprived of an education because of poverty.
She said that her family was honoured to be associated with the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club and its junior cricket teams to keep her niece’s memory alive. Vice Captain of the Rose Hall Town Pepsi Team Terrence Madramootoo in brief remarks called on the awardees to always think before acting and to set themselves high goals in life.
This project he said was special to his team as it was the first self-development project since winning the Berbice Under-19 championship and it was the ideal platform to say thanks to all the youths of the Ancient County.