Improved access to school for Sand Hills students

―MOSC donates boat engine

DPI, Guyana, Monday, December 24, 2019

The donation of a new high-powered outboard motor will mean stress-free travel in the new school term for the students of Sand Hills Primary School, Region 10.

Minister of Social Cohesion, Hon. Dr George Norton says the donation flowed from a request made by Sand Hill Toshao Aldwayn Denhart at the recently held National Toshao Conference (NTC).

“This request became a reality as a result of networking with Ministry of Communities to ensure our youths have access to education hassle-free,” he said.

Accepting the engine for the community, Deputy Toshao Elvin Evans thanked the government for fulfilling its commitment and noted that the donation would increase school attendance.

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(left to right) Minister of Social Cohesion Hon. Dr. George Norton handing over the boat engine to Deputy Toshao Elvin Evans along with a student set to benefit from this donation

“I am so glad that our prayers have been answered…our youths have to pedal for long distances just to attend school, and I know that it can be quite tiring for them… and this donation I promise that we will care for it,” he said.

Community Health Care Officer Carolyn Cobis-Leonard echoed those sentiments and requested another engine to assist her in the delivery of her duties.  “For the last 12 years since I have been stationed in this community, the health Centre has no engine… I use my own boat to make house calls so that residents can get the necessary assistance needed,” Cobis-Leonard explained.

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Carolyn Cobis-Leonard, healthcare officer and resident

In keeping with the season Minister Norton promised that the children of Sand Hill and neighbouring communities would also benefit from his department’s toy drive.

 

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