President donates 25 bicycles to children along East Corentyne Berbice


donation is part of President’s Five Bs initiative

“Every child, every Guyanese child must go to school” – President Granger

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 2, 2018

On Emancipation Day and as part of his Five Bs initiative, President David Granger donated twenty-five bicycles to children in villages along the Corentyne.

President Granger said the donation is part of the government’s efforts to ensure every child attends school and receives an education. “No child must be so hungry that he or she cannot get to school; no child must be so poor that he or she cannot afford transportation to go to school.”

The president was at the time attending the Emancipation Day Festival at the Union Cultural Centre, No. 53 Union Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

Many children countrywide are now accessing education with free transportation provided by 27 buses and hundreds of bicycles through the President’s Five Bs initiative. Boats were also provided to riverain communities in Essequibo, Berbice, Pomeroon and Demerara.

“Every child, every Guyanese child must go to school. No more dropouts no more skulking,” President Granger said.

The president called on all residents to personally ensure every child is in school as part of efforts to eliminate illiteracy, truancy and delinquency.

By: Tiffny Rhodius

Images: Keno George

 

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