Secretary Hilbert Foster honoured by Berbice Cops
The Cricket teams of Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club on Saturday last donated
40 school bags and a large quantity of posters, stickers, brochures and booklets to the Guyana Police Force ‘B’ Division. The handing over took place during the ‘B’ Division historic award ceremony at the ST. Francis Community Developers Training Centre. The Club’s long serving Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster was also honoured by the Police Force for the role he is playing to make a positive difference in the ancient county.
Foster, in handing over the donation to Police Commander Ian Amsterdam stated that the RHTYSC was passionate about the development of youths. Apart from the school bags, the cricket teams donated full coloured anti-drugs and traffic-educational posters, anti-speeding traffic stickers and education brochures for drivers. A collection of the Club’s youth information booklet was also donated to the Police. The schoolbags would be distributed to students from crime-affected areas, while the educational materials would be used by the Police Force in their outreach programmes. Commander Ian Amsterdam expressed gratitude to the RHTY&SC, MS and its cricket team for their commitment to Community Development, for working along with the Police in a Massive Say No and Yes Campaign and a Traffic Education Programme.
Meanwhile, ‘B’ Division honoured the RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO during their first ever Award Ceremony. Foster received an Outstanding Achievement Award for his spontaneous outreach and selfless commitment to community activities that aids social crime prevention and traffic improvement strategies. Over the last five years, the energetic Secretary/CEO has
worked beyond the call of duty to oversee the numerous joint projects with the Police Force. These includes distribution of school bags and footwear’s to hundreds of less fortunate students, hosting of educational and sport competitions, Beharry’s Say No and Yes Campaign, GUYOIL Traffic Education Programme, Tribute to Law Enforcement Officers, Tribute to Mothers, Tribute to Fathers, the donation of bicycles, TV set and other equipment’s to the Rose Hall Town Police Outpost and the Publication of stickers to inform residents of the telephone numerous of Police Stations across Berbice.
A humble Foster stated that while he was honoured to be recognised for his outstanding work to make a positive difference, it was the cooperation of the entire RHTY&SC membership which played a crucial role in the success of all the programmes. He stated that he has a good working relationship with Police Commander Ian Amsterdam, a police officer whom he respects a lot and that Award would serve as a motivation to do more.
Police Commander Ian Amsterdam praised the outstanding work that the RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO and his brother Alex, President of the ST. Francis Community Developers were doing as youth leaders in Berbice.
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