BCB and RHTYSC launch ‘School bags for Sports’ Project
The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) in association with the Special Events Committee of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has launched a new project named ‘School bags for Sports’ under its Pro-Education and Anti-Drugs Campaign.
The two organisations with assistance from popular Berbice Television Station DTV-8 are seeking to assist scores of young sports persons in the Ancient County with school bags for the new school year in an effort to get them to stay in school and obtain a solid educational background.
RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO and Chairman of the Berbice Cricket Board Special Events Committee Hilbert Foster said that both organisations are concerned over the lack of interest when it comes to education by some young sports men and women; the main excuse being put forward is poverty.
Foster informed that when questioned, most youths blame their parents inability to buy school items and as such the idea of the project was born with the main aim of cutting out those excuses.
The two organisations would work closely with schools in Berbice to identify the students who will benefit from the assistance.
Students would be drawn from cricket, football, cycling, basketball, volleyball and athletics. They must be disciplined, dedicated and have a 75% attendance rate at school. Foster expressed confidence that the ‘Schoolbags for Sports’ Project is destined for success and would be expanded to include footwear.
The RHTY&SC and the BCB would like to encourage public minded individuals, corporations and NGOs to contribute to the success of the programme by donating schoolbags. The BCB can be contacted on telephone # 333-2375, while the RHTY&SC can be reached on 337-4562.