‘Prepare our children for success’ – City Mayor
– Mayor of Georgetown distributes more than 100 school supplies to children in the city
– to visit other communities before school reopens
DPI, Guyana, Friday, August 30, 2019
School reopens on September 2 and His Worship the Mayor of Georgetown, Pandit Ubraj Narine along with a team distributed hundreds of school supplies to children in Alberttown and the surrounding neighbourhood in Georgetown.
Children of all ages along with parents gathered at the Alberttown Recreational Park to meet and interact with the Mayoral team.
A parent, Felicia Fredericks, said since being elected to head the Georgetown Municipality, Mayor Narine always reaches out to the people of Georgetown through generous donations. “These children here today are very happy and what he is doing is very generous. Some parents did not get everything on their children’s school list and this initiative will fill that gap,” Fredericks said.
Another resident, Azeez Richmond, mentioned that the back-to-school drive provides a sense of hope for many parents and children.
“It is a move that caters for everyone, especially the children. The smiles that are on their faces is because such a kind gesture is always needed. That’s what I am most happy about, that this government is doing. Thanks to the mayor, my nieces and nephew are out here today and are also happy for their school supplies,” he said.
Mayor Narine noted that children will only be ready for their future when the adults of today, prepare them for tomorrow.
“I am in office for eight months and I plan to continue giving back as I work to bring about change for the residents while at the same time transforming the Georgetown… the transformation will not happen overnight but with hard work and dedication, it will be achieved,” he stated.
The mayor added that he will be visiting other communities around Georgetown through the weekend, ensuring that he assists more children as they start their new school term.