GPF embarks on initiative to engage youths, sports teams across EBD communities

… overseas foundation supports Beterverwagting youth group

In its continued efforts to bridge the gap with communities across the country while engaging the youths through sports, the Guyana Police Force on Saturday, distributed a quantity of football and cricket gear to 19 sport teams stretching from Agricola to Soesdyke on the East Bank of Demerara.
The initiative was spearheaded by acting Deputy Commissioner (Operations), Ravindradat Budhram with collaboration and support from the Grove/Diamond Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and members of the corporate sector.
The gear, which included footballs, cricket balls and bats were handed over to the teams in front of a packed audience of residents, who came out in support of the initiative at the Golden Grove Housing Scheme.
Deputy Commissioner Budhram, in brief remarks at the handing-over, highlighted that while the aim of the initiative was to bring the communities closer to the Police, it will also centre on keeping the youths active and healthy.
“The aim behind the project as well is to ensure we have a healthy lifestyle, and we keep fit,” Budhram said.
Also present at the handing-over were Commander of Regional Division 4B, Senior Superintendent Mahendra Singh; Chairperson of the Grove/Diamond NDC, Indrani Ramnarine, Grove/Diamond NDC Councillor Clemsdord Belgrave and members of the corporate sector.

Overseas foundation supports Beterverwagting youth group
Members of the Beterverwagting Youth Empowerment Police Youth Group had a table tennis session on Saturday, which was supported by Mr Beveny, an overseas-based Guyanese from the Beveny Foundation, where he interacted with the children and donated a number of table tennis racquets, nets, and balls.
This is in keeping with Mr Beveny’s committed efforts to help the youths develop their personal skills. The contribution was timely and worthy, and Mr Beveny was applauded for his contribution which brought smiles to faces of the children in attendance. (GPF)