Reg. 6 students benefit from Pure Water project

– NA Rotary Club commissions 7th clean water system

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Rotary Club of New Amsterdam (RCNA) commissioned its seventh Public Schools Pure Water Initiative on November 2, benefitting thousands of children in the East Berbice-Corentyne area.

The RCNA, in collaboration with the Bank of Nova Scotia, commissioned the clean water system at the All Saints Primary School in New Amsterdam. The project ensures water is collected and then goes through a filtration process, after which the filtered water is stored in tanks and released for drinking or cooking.

Current President of the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam, Rafeek Kassim, assured that the RCNA will continue to carry out projects that will positively impact young people in the East Berbice-Corentyne area and thanked the management and staff Bank of Nova Scotia for coming on board the project.

Also, present at the commissioning ceremony were Regional Chairman David Armogan, Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia’s New Amsterdam Branch, Vibert Jones, Representative from the Department of Education – Primary Level, Lalchand Sadick, teachers and students of the school and members of the community.

A number of other entities have committed to joining with the RCNA to continue with the initiative. Cumberland, Fort Ordinance, Sheet Anchor, St Therese’s, and Edinburgh Primary Schools along with Canje Secondary School have already benefited from this project.

Story and Images by Tanuja Raikha

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