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.


(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.


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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