ADELPHI, EAST CANJE – The East Canje Lions Club is constructing a gymnasium for residents of the East Canje area. This is according to the Vice President Devindra Sookraj.
He explained that that the organization is housed at the Adelphi Market in East Canje. A small portion of that building was set aside for the establishment of the gymnasium.
It is to be completed within two weeks. This is funded, he said, by the East Canje Lion’s Club at a cost of $650,000 while the equipment is expected from overseas donors.
The facility is for community use and service is expected to be free.
The club celebrated its 30th Anniversary last month. To this end, a fortnight of activities was planned and this will conclude tomorrow.
Food hampers and articles of clothing were handed out to 60 less fortunate families in the East Canje area and zebra crossings at Betsy Ground and Rose Hall in East Canje were painted.
Students at the Canefield Nursery School also received their share. The Lion’s Club in collaboration with the administration of institution completed a recreational area for the students.
The East Berbice Lion’s Club was established on September 16th 1978 at Rose Hall Estate Recreational Centre.
At that time Rhyle Sookraj was the Chartered President and Krishendat Durga was also a Chartered member. Today those two gentlemen are still a part of the organization.
Rhyle Sookraj who is now the Membership Director as well, said that that the most outstanding effort of the club was the construction of the Adelphi Community Market.
This project was funded by the Social Impact Amelioration Programme in collaboration with the East Canje Lion’s Club.
According to him, the organization conducts an annual medical outreach project in the East Canje area including Baracara. This has been done for the past 30 years.
In November, the organization is scheduled to visit the schools in the East Canje catchment area to conduct road safety talks, eye tests and lectures would be presented on social ills.
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