The Rotary Club of New Amsterdam (RCNA) commissioned its seventh
Public Schools Pure Water Initiative on November 2, benefitting
thousands of children in the East Berbice-Corentyne area.
The RCNA, in collaboration with the Bank of Nova Scotia, commissioned
the clean water system at the All Saints Primary School in New
Amsterdam. The project ensures water is collected and then goes
through a filtration process, after which the filtered water is stored
in tanks and released for drinking or cooking.
Current President of the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam, Rafeek Kassim,
assured that the RCNA will continue to carry out projects that will
positively impact young people in the East Berbice-Corentyne area and
thanked the management and staff Bank of Nova Scotia for coming on
board the project.
Also, present at the commissioning ceremony were Regional Chairman
David Armogan, Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia’s New Amsterdam
Branch, Vibert Jones, Representative from the Department of Education
– Primary Level, Lalchand Sadick, teachers and students of the school
and members of the community.
A number of other entities have committed to joining with the RCNA to
continue with the initiative. Cumberland, Fort Ordinance, Sheet
Anchor, St Therese’s, and Edinburgh Primary Schools along with Canje
Secondary School have already benefited from this project.