Over 200 students receive donations from Mrs. Nagamootoo
DPI Guyana, Wednesday May 16, 2018
Two hundred and fifty East Berbice Primary and Nursery school students yesterday received mementoes from Sita Nagamootoo, wife of Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. The students from Albion Front Nursery School and Alness Primary School, received water bottles, books and other educational materials.
This gesture was in fulfillment of a promise made by Mrs. Nagamootoo on a previous trip. In September 2016, a newly built bus shed, donated by Mr. Reagan Persaud of the USA, was handed over by Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo, to the Alness Village residents. This bus shed was intended to especially benefit students of the Alness Primary School. Mrs. Nagamootoo had then promised that she would revisit the area.
Mrs. Nagamootoo further encouraged the children to focus on their academics, be confident, have fun and always be diligent.
“You have to try and grow up and be very strong… you are the future of Guyana, you will be the teachers, lawyers, doctors, farmers, engineers, policemen. You will be everything”, Mrs. Nagamootoo said. She added, “Nothing is really difficult if you work hard towards achieving that goal.”
Headmistress of Albion Front Nursery School Shondelle Fordyce-Chung told the Department of Public Information (DPI), “Today I’m very proud because my school was chosen among the rest. I can say that Mrs. Nagamootoo is doing a very good job and we the teachers and the students can assure her that we will make good use of the donations.”
Vanessa Williams, Senior Mistress of Alness Primary School was elated that her students received helpful tools. “I think it is a great initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister. I know no doubt that we are the envy of many today for Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo’s team has to come all the way to Alness Primary School.”
Of the 250 students, 158 students are enrolled in Alness Primary School and the other 92 are enrolled in Albion Front Nursery School.