Jul 09, 2013 Sports
Feroze Barakat and Christopher Barnwell also contribute
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) ONE MILLION School bags for Sports Programme for the less fortunate students received a major boost on Friday last when the GTM Group of Companies donated over $100,000 worth of schoolbags to the programme.
The Club’s Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster received the bags from Ms. Donna Tucker, Human Resources Manager of GTM.
Foster stated that in 2012, the cricket teams of the club started the programme in response to a request from the parents of the less fortunate children and in August last year has distributed $600,000 worth of school bags.
This year, he said that they are aiming to distribute $1M worth of school bags and exercise books to students attending their annual summer camps and less fortunate students in the Lower Corentyne Area.
School bags would also be donated to the Berbice Cricket Board. Foster stated that the RHTY&SC strongly believes in education as it was the foundation to a successful future for youths and also because it makes sportsmen and women better ambassadors for their respective disciplines.
He expressed gratitude to the Management of GTM for its investment in the club’s education programme and expressed the hope that the relationship would continue in the future.
The veteran club administrator urged other sports clubs in Guyana to get involved in the anti-drugs and pro-educational campaign as all sportspersons need to be fully educated to excel in sports while they need to understand the danger of drugs.
Foster expressed disappointment that too many youths are denied an educational background due to poverty and pledged that the RHTY&SC would continue to assist in making a positive difference.
Company Secretary/Finance Controller of the GTM Group of Insurance Companies, Khemraj Goberdhan, expressed his company’s delight at being associated with the RHTY&SC which he described as the most dynamic and productive club in Guyana.
Goberdhan stated that he is very passionate about the company’s investment in sports and education. He congratulated the club on its wide range of activities that includes: sports, education, cultural activities, anti-drugs, awards, charity, social, religious and community as well as youth development.
The Company Secretary also expressed the hope that the relationship between the club and the company would expand in the future.
Meanwhile, Mr. Feroze Barakat of Barakat Bros. Ltd also made a donation of a large quantity of exercise books to the programme along with West Indies Twenty20 player Christopher Barnwell. The Universal DVD Club of New Amsterdam also donated a set of schoolbags. The school bags for the Sports programme is being organised by the RHTY&SC Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Gizmos and Gadgets Under-21 and First Division and Metro Female cricket teams.
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