First Lady presents early Christmas gifts to Region Five children

Georgetown, GINA, December 8, 2013


Over 200 children from Bath and Blairmont villages in Region Five today received Christmas gifts from First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar.

A section of the children at Bath Primary enjoying the Christmas party


The presentations were made at the Bath and the Blairmont Primary Schools, assisted by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment Joslyn McKenzie. The eager children were also given party bags.

First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar assists with face painting


The gifts were presented by the First Lady Foundation and distribution will be taken to other areas where children can benefit such as Regions Two, Three and Nine.

Children playing musical chairs at the Christmas party hosted by the First Lady Foundation


Speaking at the party, the First Lady highlighted her pleasure in being able to hold a get together during Christmas, especially with children. She added that giving gifts to the children is important to the foundation because she considers the children her family.

A child being given a gift by the First Lady


“We’re here to make sure our children,  whatever we can afford, that we give them a good time so that they know that they are cared for, and know that they are not left behind,” the First Lady said.

The children eagerly opening their Christmas presents


She added that special emphasis is being placed on children who are unfortunate. “As long as we care for our children we will have a good Guyana and a good future,” she said.

First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar with members from the Progressive Youth Organisation and the First Lady Foundation members along with the children at Bath Primary School
The children were also entertained by music, dances, singing and games and also participated.



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