Minister Norton conducts site visit at Craig Primary School Ground

Georgetown, Guyana – The Honourable Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton on Friday, March 15 2019, visited the community of Craig to inspect ongoing rehabilitation works at the Craig Primary School Playground.

The rehabilitation works are being facilitated through a collaborative effort between the Department of Social Cohesion, the Caledonia/Good Success Youth Group and the Craig Primary School. The Department of Social Cohesion spearheaded the approval of funding for the construction of a perimeter fence around the playground based on request received from the youth group.

Upon arrival to conduct the site visit to the ground which is located in the compound of the Craig Primary School, Minister Norton received a warm welcome from teachers and students of the Craig Primary School. Minister Norton took the opportunity to engage in discussions with students and teachers of the institution on youth centered topics.

The rehabilitation of the playground will create a safe space within the community where young people can gather to socialize meaningfully through sports as well as other recreational activities to foster a cohesive environment while supporting community development.

During the visit, Minister Norton reiterated the Government’s commitment to providing a good life for all Guyanese; especially, young people, while creating a cohesive society. Minister Norton implored community leaders to collaborate on initiatives which will contribute to the development of the community.

Minister Norton added, that although the Department of Social Cohesion’s contribution is specific to the fencing of the playground, further collaboration will be sought to ensure the ground is graded and levelled, as this is a project which the Department will follow through to the stage of completion.