Police youth groups interact with Amazon Warriors
Assistant Police Commissioner, Clifton Hicken in collaboration with ranks of ‘A’ and ‘C’ Divisions Community Relations Offices enabled children from communities within the Divisions to have a chance of a lifetime opportunity to interface with members of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Cricket Team.
The event was held at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary with youths between the age of 6-15 years, who were given the opportunity to meet and greet with members of the infamous Amazon Warriors.
Right arm, Off break bowler Steven Jacobs of the Amazon Warriors told the youths that they can be anything they put their minds to, with much hard work and dedication, while commending the Force for the opportunity to share lifelong lessons with aspiring youths.
“I once aspired like you, to be someone who can contribute positive changes to society, but nothing good can be achieved without hard work.”
Hicken alluded that in 2014 the Guyana Police Force fostered relationships with Faith-Based Organizations within the Albouystown Community with the aim of ridding the area of unwanted characters, who sought to mislead the youths within the community. He further said that the crime rate was reduced significantly through this initiative, hence this posture was mimicked throughout the seven Divisions.
The youths benefited from a Vocational School and Skills Training Programme every Saturday by Police Ranks, members of Corporate Guyana and other Technocrats. Members of the Youth Groups are gainfully employed in the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Fire Service where their skills are utilized to the fullest.
Due to the overwhelming support from Parents, Community Leaders and Members of the Faith-Based Organizations, a structured curriculum of activities was developed and administered, which formed part of the annual lists of events such as: Youth Ambassador, Spelling Bee Competitions, Youths Expo, Career Day, Commander Football and Cricket Competitions and Commander Athletics Championship to name a few, are all part of the community activities.
Assistant Commissioner Hicken thanked members of the Amazon Warriors Cricket Team for making themselves to interact with youths and share life experiences which will enable them to focus on academics as well as sporting discipline.