Seven community sports grounds in Region 6 benefit from $1M grants

first_imgAS part of its ongoing initiative, the Ministry of Education and the Sports Community Grounds Enhancement project on Tuesday handed over a $1M grant to seven communities in Region Six.The presentation was made at the Region 6 – East Berbice, 2017 Mega Emancipation celebration.Minister of Education Nicolette Henry, speaking excitedly at the 179th Anniversary of Emancipation which was held at Gibraltar – Courtland Primary School Region 6 – East Berbice Corentyne, said, “We are proud to distribute grants of $1M which will go to the enhancement and development works on the seven community sport grounds.”The chairpersons/leaders of the seven communities were all present to receive their $1M grant. The presentation was done by President David Granger.Further it was noted that the Ministry is working to ensure that grounds are readily available to be used by members of communities, most importantly, youths.Additionally, Community Liaison Officer attached to the Ministry of Education Randolph Critchlow said, “The Ministry has allocated over $40M which will go to support small developmental works in communities all across the country.“Another $100M has been allocated for major development works as the ministry continues to ensure that communities are outfitted with the requisite recreational facilities.”The grounds receiving the grants are:Liverpool/Lancaster Community groundUnion Community groundGibraltar/Fyrish Community groundRose Hall Community groundNew Amsterdam Community groundScottsburg Community groundKildonan Community groundlast_img

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