Govt donates books, sporting gear to Baracara residents

DPI, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Over one hundred and fifty books were on Tuesday donated to the Baracara Cooperative Group for the benefit of the residents and those in neighbouring villages.

Spearheading a 20-member delegation to the Region Six village, Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Keith Scott handed over the books to the Co-op. The minister noted that while the government has been pushing the use of Information and Technology Communication (ICT), the use of books is vital to teaching and enhancing the ability to read.

“We are talking about the computer age, but you cannot understand the computer unless you can read a book,” Minister Scott said. He added, “Barcara is not an isolated village, it is part of Guyana. You are Guyanese and it is, therefore, our job to educate you. Education belongs to all of us equally and in the same measure no matter where we live.”

The minister encouraged all the residents of Baracara to make full use of the books.

Director of Sport, Christopher Jones who was also part of the delegation donated cricket, football and tennis gear to the Baracara Community Centre.

By: Crystal Stoll