Kimbia Primary School gets new Computer Learning Resource Centre
(September 1, 2019) – A Computer Learning Resource Centre was commissioned today at the Kimbia Primary School.
The project was a collaborative effort between the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central and the Rotary Clubs of Georgetown Central, Stabroek and New Amsterdam.
The project was the brainchild of President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central, Mr. William Andrew Boyle who hails from the village of Kimbia located along the Berbice River and is also a past student of the Kimbia Primary School.
According to Mr. Boyle, after being awarded the Anthony Sabga Award last year, he made a commitment to assist his alma mater. He thanked the clubs that came together and contributed to the successful completion of the project, the Government of Guyana for ensuring that there is an internet connection at the school and Caribbean Winds and Sun for powering the facility.
During his remarks he urged the children in attendance to embrace four principles which were to remember their roots, remember to be humble, their word should be their bond and that they can become anything they want to be if they dream it.
Commissioning the Centre was Minister of Education, Dr. the Hon. Nicolette Henry who said that the facility will create technological opportunities for the residents in Kimbia and assist the Ministry of Education to bridge gaps created mainly by the difference in geographical locations.
Further, she said that the centre which also includes a library, aligns with the government’s focus to ensure that all Guyanese can access a better quality of life through the use of information and Communication Technologies (ICT). She said that the Centre will improve connectivity between Kimbia and the coastland as well as other parts of Guyana.
Minister Henry thanked Mr. Boyle and his team for their benevolent contribution to the development of Guyana and urged residents, students and teachers of the school to care and maintain the facility so that generations to come can also benefit.
Also delivering remarks was Minister of Public Health, Hon. Volda Lawrence who said that the project is in sync with the vision of President David Granger to raise the bar in increasing access to services in the areas outside of the coast.
Meanwhile President of the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central, Ms. Laurel Dundas said that the project was a collaborative effort and testament to what can be achieved if people work in unison. She urged the residents not to be limited by circumstances and that each person has something special to share.
Remarks were also given by President of Rotary Club Demerara, Mr. Richie Hansraj, President of Rotary Club New Amsterdam, Nolan Francis. Head teacher of the school, Ms. Jemima Fleming thanked everyone that played a role in making the project a reality and committed to ensuring that it is used for its intended purpose.
Following the commissioning ceremony, a scholarship and a bursary were presented to the top student of the Kimbia Primary School at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment, Corwin Agard. The scholarship will be sponsored by the Rotary Club Georgetown Central and will span the child’s secondary education. The bursary was made possible by the Rotaract Club Georgetown Central. Students of the school were also presented with backpacks filled with school supplies.