The Rotary Club of New Amsterdam (RCNA) in partnership with the Scotia Bank, New Amsterdam Branch commissioned a project to supply treated water to students and teachers at the All Saints Primary School in New Amsterdam.
The “Pure Water Project” was commissioned on Friday.
According to the President of the RCNA, Rafeek Kassim the project shows Rotary’s commitment to making a difference one Village at a time.
Recognizing the importance of potable water to human health and wellbeing, Kassim disclosed that this is the seventh pure water initiative undertaken by the RCNA in schools across Berbice.
“You might want to say our work here is finished when it comes to proving potable H2O for Schools but this is just the beginning. In a few months our club will partner with the Rotary Club of Corriverton to execute a similar project at a Primary School”, he told those gathered.
Speaking at the simple handing over ceremony, Regional Chairman, David Armogan commended the Rotary Club for recognising the need to take care of the nation’s most precious resources; the children.
“Water is the most important of all the commodities that people consume so to do a project which is a necessity in life, it means, therefore, we are doing from the bottom-up to ensure health is being preserved,” he said.
Armogan also used the opportunity to encourage the club to move towards remote areas that do not have access to potable water.
Further, he urged the students and teachers to take good care of the water supply system.
The project was funded by Scotia Bank.
Branch Manager of Scotia Bank in New Amsterdam, Vibert Jones said the bank felt that such an opportunity allows it to “demonstrate that we have the community at heart. The Bank has always been an advocate and will continue to be a supporter of projects like these and giving back to the community”.