By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force yesterday (Saturday June 28), officially began cooperative work with the community of Agricola, East Bank Demerara as the rolling out of its Impact Project in that community gets underway.
‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken along with other senior officers of the Force visited the St. Anne’s Primary School and interacted with both adults and children.
The youngsters began the weekly skill training program which the Commander and his team had promised to have rolled out during an earlier visit to the community.
The children were also given the opportunity to document what skills they are more interested in learning. The day’s activity was more of a ‘get to know each other’ and the actual work with the children will commence this coming week, which will be an ongoing process.
Meanwhile, the parents of the children who attend the school and other adults of the community had an opportunity to hear from the Commander and his team on the plans of the police for Agricola and its neighboring villages..
They were told of the establishment of a similar program to which is exists in Albouystown, Georgetown under the Impact Project.
However there would first need to be consultations with the community and the faith based organisations through which the police will be working to reach to the members of the community.
Yesterday there was also the upgrading of the play field in the area which was assisted by the Ministry of Public Works. The teenagers of the community were also given sporting gears as requested.
The ground will be commissioned in one weeks’ time with a grand football match and fun day.