“TO whom much is given, much is expected” were the words of Director of Sport Christopher Jones yesterday morning as he donated several articles of sport gear to two city schools.
Jones was speaking in the context of redefining the local image of sport as something of importance to all Guyanese and he believes that this can be done at the grassroots level by encouraging more emphasis on sport at the school level.
In this regard, he donated to Lodge Secondary a tennis table and to Guyana Education Trust College (GETC) he handed over basketballs, footballs, volleyballs, chess, scrabble and darts equipment.
At the first donation, Director Jones stated that the donation was a small part of government’s move to retool the thinking of Guyanese.
He continued, “This is a small part, like I mentioned before. There are many other disciplines and we recognise that, and in a very short time, we are hoping to provide this school with some more much-needed sport gear.”
President of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Godfrey Munroe said, “We will be looking to make some interventions. The director has asked if we have personnel that can come into the schools and help you guys to work along in terms of development.”
Over at GETC, Jones echoed his earlier sentiments, recognising that the school should also be cognisant of the fact that it is playing a part in the redesigning of the sport image.
Secretary of the GETC Board of Governors, Malcolm Parris, at yesterday’s session said, “Mankind has been playing sports for time immemorial and the development of the brain has to do with the development of our hands and feet.”
He also thanked the NSC for its donation, expressing gratitude to both Director Jones and Administrative Officer Gervy Harry. (Stephan Sookram)