Wash bay commissioned at Charlestown Secondary School
─ “demonstration of the collaboration and cooperation” – CEO Hutson
DPI, Guyana, Friday, September 21, 2018
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson, today commissioned a wash bay area equipped with pipes and running water, at the Charlestown Secondary School, Georgetown.
The $400,000 wash bay was constructed by the Assembly of God Church Nulli Secundus Youth Group, who singlehandedly raised the money and constructed the facility.
CEO Hutson said that the event is a demonstration of the collaboration and cooperation needed to impact the public education system through initiatives such as this.
“I have always been an advocate of the idea that education cannot move on in an environment is not focused and therefore I want to commend the youth group for this initiative here at the Charlestown Secondary School, it is a much-needed one.”
Hutson emphasised that education system needs ‘positive vibes and that the only way this can be realised is through groups such as Nulli Secundus who have “the commitment and dedication to move the education system forward.”
Nulli Secundus Facilitator, Dr. Wilbert Lee explained that the intention was to improve the ambience and to provide a facility where the students can have a place to wash their hands and to ensure that they conform to good and proper hygiene at the school.
More importantly, Lee said the venture offers an opportunity for the group to launch out into the community and empower young people, demonstrate patriotism and serves as an encouragement to the students to make a meaningful contribution to society.
Mickalee Thornhill, A student of the Charlestown Secondary School said that she is grateful for such a facility that will be of great benefit to the students.
Image: Karime Peters.