Just two weeks remain before the ‘Miranda B’ Empowerment Club, in collaboration with the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre (RCAC), presents ‘Clean & Fresh’, an initiative that would see the RCAC being cleaned and repainted so the children there can feel comfortable in September.
In a sit-down with this publication, the young and dynamic Miranda Bennett, the mind behind this initiative, said: “I am really happy with this initiative. The RCAC has been in existence since 1992. The RCAC is a home away from home for children aged between five and 18 years and living within Rumimveldt, Riverview, Albouystown, Yarrow Dam and surrounding communities.
“The centre also offers an after-school (venue) that caters to the needs of more than 60 children, suppling them with hot meals, school supplies, and a safe haven among other things. And this is my way of giving back, one where I can use my platform to influence others.
“We are currently in need of paint, so I’m asking everyone to come out and support and make the necessary contributions.”
No stranger to the world of sport, Bennett is currently one of Guyana’s top female martial artists, and is a certified martial arts instructor.
A volunteer at RCAC for close to 5 years, Sensei Bennett is seeking donations of such items as paint (sky blue, orange, white and black; but other colours welcome), paint brushes, cleaning supplies and hardwood (1×4). She is also asking for volunteers to help with this great project, which she deems as a very worthy cause.
Bennett also provides martial arts training as a beacon of hope to participating students.
This Clean and Fresh Initiative is slated for completion during the period August 31 to September 1, (before the new school term begins) with work lasting from 9:00 hrs to 17 hrs daily.