Residents of South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown, will soon see major transformation and development in their community. Work has commenced on crafting a development plan.
This will be beneficial to the youths as well as the older folks in the community. Emphasis will be placed on youth empowerment and community development.
Spearheading this developmental process is a number of Guyanese from that community, who have come together and formed a group.
Some of the members are Dr. Bertrand Stuart, Dr. Richard Yates, Leonard Da Costa, Emmill Amsterdam and Godfrey Washington among others.
The group has already started clearing two fields in the community. These fields will feature a playing ground for children; a football and basket ball court and a jogging field for elderly persons.
When this newspaper visited the two fields on Thursday, workers had almost cleared the bushes from the fields. The next step will be to fence the two grounds.
“These two grounds are being developed by the community development groups in South Ruimveldt Gardens and it will be for the benefit of the members of the community,” Da Costa said.
Amsterdam explained that the two fields were abandoned about seven years back and
having seen the condition, he decided to form a group. According to the remigrant, the previous group was dormant since the passing of its leader.
“I got some people together and started looking after the playfield. We hope to see an upgraded playfield, a community centre where (group members) can meet,” Amsterdam said.
He said this phase will cost close to $3 million but as the group continues to move on to other projects, there will be additional cost.
The two fields will cater for 75 to 100 households at once. There are at present a little over 200 children residing in the community.
Godfrey Washington said that once the two grounds are completed, the group will then focus on other project such as street lights, cleaning of drainage and the painting of signs.
The group gets financial assistance from businessmen in the community and the government to some extent.
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