Sep 08, 2012 Sports
Hundreds of students preparing for the new school term received schoolbags valued at the cost of $400,000 from the cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Dave Television Station (DTV-8) and the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) last Thursday. The Club, the Berbice Cricket Board and DTV-8 in a joint project used Television advertisements to encourage Berbicians to donate schoolbags to assist less fortunate students to stay in school and obtain an
The teams from the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club involved in the projects were the Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19, Metro females and Gizmos & gadgets Under-21 and First Division teams.
Chairman of the Berbice Cricket Board Special Events Committee and Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster at the presentation ceremony stated that the cricket teams, Berbice Cricket Board and DTV-8 want all youths in Berbice to understand the value of education and most importantly poverty should not affect their pursuit of it.
He advised the grateful youths to stay away from drugs and crime and to get involved in sports. Peer pressure, Foster stated is one of the main problems among youths today and he urged them to choose their friends carefully. He praised the members of the Club’s cricket teams who worked overtime to make the project and also expressed thanks to the Management and staff of DTV-8, especially managing Director Anita Rambarran for their co-operation. Gratitude was also extended to members of the general public and the business community who supported the project by donating schoolbags.
Captain of the Farfan & Mendes Under-15 Team Daniel Lewis and Vice Captain of the Bakewell Under-17 team Arif Chan urged the youths to use the schoolbags for the intended purpose and promised that the different cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would continue to invest heavily into educational programmes in the future.
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