More support promised as FFP Miami Incorporated conducts fact finding mission in Berbice
The Miami branch of Food for the Poor (FFP), a non-governmental,
charitable organization, has in the past joined with its local arm in supporting sports administrators of Berbice towards the realization of their respective objectives and over the years has donated millions of dollars worth of cricket items to the many sports clubs in the Ancient County.
To this effect, executive members of the Miami arm arrived in Guyana last Wednesday and visited the Ancient County on a fact finding mission and has since promised to continue assisting the Berbicians in the developmental programmes and objectives.
The visiting delegation included Mark Khouri –Director of the Gifts in Kind Department, Javier Ramirez International Operations Manager, both of FFP, USA and Jameel Davis, Manager of the Guyana operations.
While in Berbice, the group met with several organizations and individuals including representatives of the local head office in Georgetown Guyana and Berbice and officials of the St Francis Community Developers (SFCD) where they assessed the progress made on several projects that they are currently funding. The overseas group also visited the head office of RHY&SC at Area H, Rose Hall Town and interacted with officials of that entity, the BCB and the BVA among other clubs. They also used the opportunity to evaluate the progress made on a number of projects that they have funded, or are currently funding.
Several other officials joined their overseas counterparts on the fact finding mission including Alex Foster president of the SFCD and Berbice Representative, Regional Chairman David Permaul Armogan, Deputy Commander of the Berbice Police ‘B’ division, Senior Superintendent Eric Bassant , Superintendent Ian Amsterdam and Woman Inspector and Commandant of the Berbice branch of the Felix Austin Training College, Yonnette Stephens.
The visitors also held discussions with representatives of the BCB including President Keith Foster, Secretary Angela Haniff, Carl Moore and Hilbert Foster, BVA President, Gregory Rambarran and over 50 other representatives of various clubs from Corentyne, West Berbice, New Amsterdam, Canje and East Bank Berbice. West Indies female players Tremaine Smart and Erva Giddings also attended the function.
Meanwhile, representatives of the various groups took turns in expressing gratitude to the overseas visitors while voicing the hope of continued amicable relationship. Officials of the overseas based organization also heard that the BCB is one of the best cricket boards in the Caribbean even as they were briefed on the internal structures of that and other sports entities.
The visiting delegation was impressed by the achievements and lauded the strides made by administrators of the respective entities. They also pledged to continue working with the local groups while committing to more assistance in the future. The visitors subsequently were presented with tokens and gifts by the various associations.