Mrs. Nagamootoo commissions new recreational park for Auchlyne Primary

– Overseas-based Guyanese family donates school supplies, gives back to hometown 

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Students attending the Auchlyne Primary School on the Corentyne were on Monday last recipients of a new playground which has since contributed to the school compound’s environment and will be fully utilised by students during recess hours.

The donation was made by the overseas-based Sobers family and was commissioned by Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo, wife of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.

The playground comprises a basketball court, slides, seesaws and a swing set. Besides those, the pupils also received several pieces of equipment which will contribute towards their physical education activities.

A representative of the Sobers family told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the school was selected since it was the same learning institution she attended as a child and this was an opportunity to give back to her hometown.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Mrs. Nagamootoo expressed her delight to have been part of the exercise. She also recalled, in May, visiting several schools across the Corentyne Coast to make tangible donations with the aim of improving the learning ability of children and the teaching technique of teachers.

Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo assured that as part of her charity projects “we will continue to visit the poor, the schools, different homes and will offer help in all way we can”.

Also, on Monday, a total of 300 backpacks along with school supplies were donated to students by the Living Water Organisation, a non-profit group which is also based in the USA.

Meanwhile, Head Teacher of Auchlyne Primary School, Omataya Paul-Yorrick expressed appreciation to the donors for their contributions; noting that it will benefit the students both mentally and physically. Paul-Yorrick said, “I think it is going to benefit them (students) because they now have constructive ways to use their energy.”

Story and Images: Kellon Rover.

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