Food For The Poor donates tools to secondary schools in Regions 6, 10

In observance of Education Month under the theme “Promoting Wellness in Communities through Quality Education”, Food For The Poor Guyana Inc handed over agricultural materials to representatives of the respective Education Departments on Wednesday at its Blue Mountain Road location in Festival City,

Food For The Poor Guyana Senior Projects Manager Andrea Benjamin (left) hands over the donation to the Region 10 Education Department representative (right)

Food For The Poor Project Coordinator Asha Wayne, in her address to media operatives, dubbed the investment as valuable, affirming that agriculture was an integral part of the Guyanese tradition and a major contributor to our economy.
“Through equipping these students in their quest to pursue the agricultural sciences, we are also guarding not only our tradition but also ensuring that the agricultural sector continue to be staffed by educated and qualified individuals…,” Wayne noted.
Representatives from the Education Departments in Regions Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) thanked the donor for its timely contributions while reassuring that the materials would be put to good use by the schools. The Region Six Education Department representative voiced her appreciation for the donation while pledging that the agricultural region would utilise the tools received in its pursuit to continue being the breadbasket of Guyana as well as the Caribbean at large.
Food For The Poor, in collaboration with the Education Ministry, is seeking to strengthen the agriculture science capacity of 15 schools in Region Six, a traditional agricultural region, and Region 19, an emerging cultural district.
Food For The Poor Senior Projects Manager Andrea Benjamin indicated that it was expected that students would now be better equipped to execute the practical component of the agricultural science programme at the secondary level.