Easter comes early for East Bank Essequibo children

─ Guyana Police Force, ‘D’ Division donates 400 kites

─ 280 kites for Philadelphia, Hydronie, Parika and Farm Nursery school children

─ 120 kites for Blake, St. Lawrence, Parika Back and Ruby Nursery school children

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bringing smiles to the faces of East Bank Essequibo children, for the Easter holiday, was the mission of the Guyana Police Force’s ‘D’ Division. To this end, they donated a total of 400 kites to eight Nursery Schools.

According to Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent, Edmond Cooper, the exercise is in keeping with the force’s goal to strengthen community relationships.

“To remove the stigma attached to the police force, we as officers must engage more frequently with the public. Knowing this, we have decided to engage nursery schools during this period of Easter, and this way, we are also indirectly engaging the parents and teachers. Exercises of this nature help to build trust,” Commander Cooper noted.

The activity was coordinated by Assistant Superintendent (ASP), Hoyte who holds responsibility for the Parika Sub-District area. He said the 280 kites were distributed to nursery schools in Philadelphia, Hydronie, Parika; while Farm, Blake, St. Lawrence, Parika Back and Ruby Nursery Schools received 120 kites.

“We visited the nursery schools that we consider to be in areas that are not so fortunate. It was a delight to see so many smiles on the faces of the children,” ASP Hoyte remarked.

The kites were donated to the Police Force from the business community of Parika/Hydronie. ASP Hoyte noted that more exercises of this nature are planned for the coming days. He is urging other donors to follow suit and to participate in spreading the joy of our local tradition of kite flying, especially to children.

“It is my hope that this kind of happiness is spread across our country and I, therefore, call on all who can afford host exercises of this kind to do so and make our little ones happy.”

Story and Images: Ganesh Mahipaul.

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