RHTY&SC, BCB join forces to continue COVID-19 fight


The 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) have joined hands with the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) to launch another project as the two vibrant organisations continue their COVID-19 response project.

The two entities, since the start of April this year, has operated a joint project to assist those affected by the pandemic and to educate Berbicians about the deadly virus that has killed over one million persons worldwide. The latest venture was the publication of 11×17 full-colour educational posters.

RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, stated that the posters, which were printed at the F&H Printery in Georgetown, was solely sponsored by the 10 cricket teams of the club, namely Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and Under-13, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females and NAMILCO Thunderbolt Under-21 and First Division teams.

The posters would be distributed across the county free of cost with special emphasis placed on Schools, Police Stations, Fire Stations, Public Markets, Super Markets, Cricket Grounds among others.

The poster seeks to educate the general public about the main ways to protect themselves from the virus and features the images of four of the RHTY&SC most promising players and the club’s two Youth Ambassadors.

They are Jonathan Rampersaud, Mahendra Gopilall, Jermeny Sandia, Kevin Ramnarine, Marissa Foster and Denica Henry.

Among the recommend guidelines on the posters are social distancing, wearing a face mask in public, sanitising hands regularly and avoiding sick persons with the virus.

Foster stated that together the BCB and RHTY&SC has distributed over 6,000 food hampers across the entire county, along with two million dollars worth of chicken, face masks, clothing and cleaning items since April.

Minister of Natural Resources and Patron of the BCB, Vickram Bharrat, congratulated the two organisations for working together to make a positive difference during this period and expressed confidence that the posters would assist in a major way.

The publication of the posters marked the 200th personal developmental project of the 10 cricket teams.

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