Improving Baramita through sports… -Coach Gordon Brathwaite takes the lead
In yet another effort to address the growing social problems affecting the people of Baramita, Region One, the Department of Sports deployed one of its most experienced coaches to the community.
Gordon Brathwaite, one of Guyana’s world-class footballers, was sent to the community to engage its youths on healthier ways of channelling their anger, frustration and boredom.
Coach Brathwaite, known in the field as the ‘Ultimate Warrior’ has been interacting with the young people of Baramita, since Thursday.
“From the response that I have gotten, I believe that sports can really help the people of Baramita. The youths have potential and I am glad that the Department of Sports took this initiative to ignite a sports presence in that particular community,” Brathwaite said.
The coach explained that engagements led to the formation of a Baramita Sports club which is being headed by a five-member executive body.
“The good thing about this body is that it has the presence of important people from all sections of the society. It has a teacher, a police officer, a young, vibrant, talented youth leader; a very successful businessman, as well as the Deputy Toshao of the village,” Brathwaite explained.
Coach Brathwaite commended the efforts of the Social Cohesion Minister, Dr. George Norton, in recognising the positive impact that sports can have on a person’s overall life.
“I genuinely believe that sports can solve many of the problems facing the people of Baramita, and I look forward to seeing positive changes very soon,” Brathwaite said.