Region Seven schools benefit from donation of sport gear

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 14, 2018

Several Cuyuni-Mazaruni schools have benefitted from a donation of sport equipment that was presented by Director of Sports, Christopher Jones.

Jones made the donation while visiting Bartica as part of an outreach team from the Ministries of Social Cohesion and Education.

Among those schools receiving were St John the Baptist Primary, St Anthony’s Primary, Two Miles Primary, Three Miles Primary, Bartica Secondary, Agatash Primary, Makouria Primary, Batavia Primary, Itaballi Primary and Karrau Creek Primary.

Jones noted “part of our mandate at the National Sports Commission is to get young people actively involved in sports, but equally it’s to also ensure that young people are generally active. And we do this by providing them with this gear.”

The donated gear caters for various sport disciplines including volleyball, football, cricket and circle tennis.

Jones has been pushing for the reintroduction of sport into the school curriculum and has since assigned organisers and coaches in the country’s educational districts.

Currently, work is being done at the Bartica Community Centre Ground through the Sports Commission’s ground enhancement fund. Additional lights will also be added. It is expected that most of the work will be completed in 2018.

For the past two years, the government has invested heavily in sport in the hinterland regions to cultivate the reservoir of untapped talents in those areas.

By: Stephon Gabriel

Images by: Anil Seelal