Region Two schools benefit from sports gear

DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, April 19, 2018

Students from several schools in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam, yesterday, benefitted from a donation of sports gear. The donation was made by Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton during a visit to observe ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites.’

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton handing over sports gear to schools in Pomeroon-Supenaam.

The schools who benefitted included CV Nunes Primary, Anna Regina Secondary, Hampton Court Primary, Cotton Field Secondary and Malborne Primary. Some of the gear the students received included, footballs, cricket balls, tennis balls and rackets.

The move by the government signals its commitment towards the re-implementation of Physical Educations in the nation’s schools. The distribution of sports gear and equipment to schools, sports clubs and organizations forms part of a continuous exercise by the government, to ensure the development of sport.

Over the past two years, there has been a dramatic rise in the level of sports countrywide. This has been evidenced through the various historic performances by local athletes both on the local and international stage.

Troy Doris, Chantoba Bright, Compton Caesar, Keevin Allicock, Deshanna Skeete, Winston George, Jeremy Garrett, Daniel Williams, Natrina Hooper, Andrew Fowler are some of the athletes who are making a name for themselves in their respective disciplines. The disciplines of athletics, cricket, rugby, hockey, football and basketball have witnessed much accomplishment as compared to previous years.

The government allocated $520M to sports in the 2018 National Budget. The budget provision caters for the continued development of sporting facilities and programmes; the provision of youth access to amenities and structured approaches to nurturing their athletic abilities.

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton handing over sports gear to schools in Pomeroon-Supenaam.

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton handing over sports gear to schools in Pomeroon-Supenaam.

 

By: Isaiah Braithwaite 

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