Contributes cycles and football boots among other items
By Franklin Wilson
Canada based Committee to Assist Buxton (COTAB) is continuing to make their love felt in tangible ways as they seek to assist the village to return to its glory days, generally.
On Monday, the group through executive member George Culley, handed over a number of cycles, helmets and football boots to members of the community, young and old.
Culley disclosed that the items donated were done in conjunction with the Police Department of Scarborough. The cycles he said are to help members of the community including children to move around the village more conveniently and it would also contribute to them being fit and healthy.
“Transportation is always a challenge in and around the village, going to school and work, so we taught it best assist in this regard. We go the full length to help provide whatever little we can. They might not be new stuff but I think they are usable and well appreciated by the villagers.”
Culley was quick to highlight the excellent support his group receives from Executive and Board of Elders of the Toucan Multi Purpose Centre, a Buxton based organization.
COTAB has made many donations to the Buxton Community in the past and Culley noted that the organization would continue to do so. They have donated books and computers in the past and in another six weeks or so would be making another donation.
“Whatever we can find and we know that it’s going to be of use to the community we try to do that. In the next couple of weeks we are going to donate some computers and some books to help with the language, communication skills and computer literacy.”
COTAB, also reward top achievers in the village with scholarships and bursaries to further educational ambitions. They are also assisting with the building of the Toucan Multi Purpose Center in the village.
Mark Ajeday, who is attending the Guyana School of Agriculture, is doing so compliments of a Scholarship from COTAB. From all reports, Ajeday has been doing very well.
“I’m very excited about how people are receiving these items and I hope that this would motivate them to think and act positively. Our emphasis is to help to rebuild this village, to bring it back to the status where Buxton was the premier village on the East Coast and we are going to get there, even though it might take a little time but with the assistance of dedicated workers like the folks from the Toucan Multi Purpose Centre, its going to happen step by step.”
Some of the persons who have been working tirelessly in the village are Lester Andries, Yvette Herod, Monica Adams, Brenda Huntley, Leslie Luke, Mildred Gulliver, Schurcine Hinds, Edward Thompson, Tandy Seaforth Cordis, Karen Dey, Nacia Samuels, Tracey Braithwaite, Saudia Edghill, Davon Jones, Lyndon France and Robin Phillips among others.
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