Laing Avenue children receive early Christmas surprise

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The faces of Laing Avenue children lit up today as Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence joined with constituency 13 Councillor Eketa Edwards, to distribute toys for Christmas. Beginning from the corners of Hunter Street and Laing Avenue in La Penitence Georgetown, the minister and her team engaged approximately 150 children who came out to meet them and receive a free gift.

The minister said this is just the beginning of her gift distribution exercise as she plans to visit other communities to spread the Christmas cheer.

“It’s the season for sharing, for giving, and I love to see the children smile, so this is something they look forward to, especially at Christmas.” Minister Lawrence said.

The children were happy to share with the Department of Public Information (DPI) how they felt about receiving the gifts.

Romel Young said: “It has been a lot of fun just being out here and you see Minister Lawrence brought gifts and I thank her for bringing gifts for us and God will bless her more and I like my gift very much.”

Kimani Pyle also expressed his appreciation: “I want to thank Minister Lawrence, the ministry, and President Granger and I know that this gift will satisfy me.”

“I love it because with this I can learn to be a doctor,” said elated Makaja Dennis.

Excited to be a part of this initiative, Constituency 13’s councillor Eketa Edwards noted that the children of Laing Avenue clearly welcomed it.

“I think it’s a really great opportunity for the kids because Christmas is really about the children and it’s really a great initiative for the minister to take time to come out and give back to the children.”

Delicia Haynes.

Images: Ackeem Thomas.