Guyoil, Ming’s Products & Services and Caribbean Container Inc come on board
RHTY&SC cricket teams’ Say No/ Say Yes Campaign…
The Say No/Say Yes campaign of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS, (RHTY&SC) last weekend received three major financial boosts as they prepare for a hectic 2020.
Under that particular programme of the RHTY&SC, the 10 cricket teams affiliated to this club target all youths in Berbice to Say No to Drugs, Suicide, Alcohol, Tobacco and Crime, and Yes to Education, Culture, Religion, life and Sports.
Management of the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) has handed over to the club a cheque for $100,000 in support of this initiative, while the Caribbean Container Inc has also made a financial contribution thereto. Long time sponsor Ming’s Products & Services also handed over a large quantity of cricket balls to the teams.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, who collected the donation, has said the Say No/ Say Yes campaign has been one of the most successful initiatives of the club over the last 25 years, and is administered by the Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and Under-13 teams; the Farfan and Mendes Under-15 team; the Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate teams; Bakewell Under 17 and Second Division teams; Metro Female team, and the Namilco Thunderbolt Flour Under-21 and First Division teams.
Foster expressed gratitude to the three companies for their donation, and said that special emphasis would in 2020 be placed on education, suicide, drug abuse and sports. The club would use a wide range of activities, among which are television programmes, television commercials, magazine, awards ceremonies, youth inspiration forums, job fairs, exhibitions, cricket academies and educational competitions to get the message across to youths.
The educational competitions to be hosted would include spelling bees, essays, debating and posters. The cricket teams would also host or sponsor a number of sporting tournaments for youths. These would include cricket, athletics, chess, dominoes, football, basketball and volleyball.