In a kind gesture, five Demerara based businessmen pledged their support for the Kendall’s Union Sports Club (KUSC) located on the Lower Corentyne Coast, Berbice to aid in the club’s upgrade.
The businessmen are Ramchand Ragbeer of Ramchand’s Auto Spares, Surendra Nauth of Nauth’s Motor Spares, Lalta Gainda of Gainmart and Bel Air Rubis, Rickey Deonarain of 4 R Bearings and Dharam Persaud of Ariel Enterprise who contributed handsomely to help with the establishment of children’s corner in the No 19 Village Cricket Ground.
At a simple ceremony held recently, Albert Budhoo, president of the club, said that to keep the children away from idleness and get them involved in sports has to start at an early age. As a result, he and his executives came up with the idea to locate the project in the cricket ground so as to encourage them not only to play on the slides, swingers etc., but to fall in love with sports, cricket in particular.
He expressed gratitude to the donors and call on the general public to support these businesses so that they can continue to contribute to the development of communities across Guyana. He also thanked Anil Beharry, who was born in the same village and started his cricket there, for his role in soliciting the donation.
Beharry in response, said that he is pleased to be part of this very important project. He thanked his Floodlights teammates for readily coming on board. He added that he is always connected to the village of his birth and commended Budhoo and his executive for this initiative. He called on overseas based persons born in the area, private citizens and Corporate Guyana to also come on board and make the project a reality. He said with this kind of vision, this community and all the communities in the country will produce better children for the future.