UG students restore playfield for Ruimveldt kids -NSC to provide lights

DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, April 26, 2018

There is an increasing need for safe green open space for children to play. Today one such space became available to the children of North Ruimveldt.

The playground which is situated between Kaikan Street and Well Road was restored and upgraded by University of Guyana Public Management students.

Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase Green (center) commissioning the playfield with two children from the community in the presence of Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, UG lecturer Donna Mc Kennon, UG students and residents of the community.

The students pursued the initiative as a community development project.

The playground was commissioned this morning in the presence of the Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green, Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, UG lecturer Donna Mc Kennon and residents of the community.

Mayor Green complemented the students for the initiative and called on the residents to maintain the facility.

Jones applauded the students and said, “it is important that young people have an opportunity to play or gather beyond sundown. One of the commitments that (the National Sports Commission) has made to the University students and that we have fulfilled is the donation of lights [for the playfield].”

He said the NSC is keen on partnering with UG students and others who wish to create green spaces.

“You meet us halfway and we will come the other half. That is a commitment from the National Sports Commission,” he stated.

The North Ruimveldt community ground which was once desolate is now fenced, levelled and outfitted with swings and other equipment for the benefit of the children of the community. In addition to the physical enhancement, there are plans to officially change its name to Cabaca Square.

UG students who carried out the project.


By: Isaiah Braithwaite