Rotaract distributes 100 Hampers to Plastic City residents
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, December 14, 2019.
The Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central on Saturday distributed 100 food hampers to residents of Plastic City on the West Coast of Demerara. The gesture was welcomed by particularly since it is the Christmas season.
President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central, , Andrew Boyle said the holiday hampers were assembled through strong group effort and the support of corporate Guyana.
“We came into Plastic City very early this Saturday, we gave out vouchers before distributing the hampers, this is our first time here in the community and there will be other initiatives like this in the future. Our mandate is to provide service above self and that is what we upkeep,” Boyle mentioned.
Chatting with DPI, resident Damjeer Sookdeo, said the initiative is timely as many of the villagers will be able to put a hot meal on the table during the Christmas season.
“It’s a wonderful idea for the families who cannot afford some groceries for the Christmas holiday. This is a wonderful act and on behalf of myself and family, we are very thankful.
Samantha Ramdass is a single mother of seven children and would normally sell confectionaries, such as fudge, sugar cakes, plantain chips to maintain her family.
“I have tears in my eyes right now, the little money I make from the snacks I sell, is not enough for me to purchase all the groceries I received here today. I am very grateful and my children and I will make good use of this hamper. Many of the mothers of Plastic City will be happy as I am,” Ramdass remarked.
Rotary Club of Georgetown Central is in existence for thirty-six years and has played a major role in executing projects geared towards community development. These projects surround Rotary’s areas of service, including Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Basic Education and Literacy, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Economic and Community Development and Maternal and Child Health.