first_imgSeveral students attached to the Linden Foundation Secondary School have benefited from a ‘back to school’ initiative organised by the non-profit organisation Linden Fund USA, in collaboration with Maureen Davidson.Twenty-five students have received free backpacks and school supplies as the new school year commences today. Speaking at the distribution drive, which was held at the Linden Foundation Secondary School, Office Manager of the Linden Fund USA’s local affiliate, LFU Guyana Inc, Cheryl Waite, said the items are to assist students in the preparation for effective and efficient functioning in their classrooms. She urged them to make good use of the opportunity.Waite also reaffirmed the Organisation’s commitment to revitalising communities in Linden, especially in the education and health sectors.Speaking on behalf of Maureen Davidson was Leroy James, who charged the students to make the best of their school days.“School time is also a time when you are to make the most of the opportunitiesSome of the recipients of the back-to-school drive on in Lindenthat are afforded. We should glean as much as we can, so that we can secure for ourselves a brighter future. The students here, I am sure that you can look around and see things in your home circle that you wish you could improve. Well, please understand that your being at school is one of the first step towards improving that”, he posited.The school’s Home Economics Department also received donations of much need items, including a blender and crockery and cutlery, among other items.In 2017, Davidson, wife of The Right Reverend Charles A. Davidson, Diocesan Bishop of Guyana, Suriname and Cayenne, undertook a new outreach initiative to provide school supplies to needy students in the Greater Georgetown area.Realizing her vision to assist students in the Kingston area, the outreach was expanded to Linden schools in the form of a joint project with the US-based non-profit Linden Fund USA and its local affiliate, LFU Guyana Inc.On August 30, students of the Kingston Practical Instruction Centre were also presented backpacks and school supplies for the second year in a row, while students of St. George’s Secondary School will receive school supplies for the first time.In addition to LFU support, this project was made possible by funding from local donors, including the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, Republic Bank, the Ministry of the Presidency, Anita Rambaran, Dr Barton Scotland, Shonel Benjamin and Rohni Charanram from Payless Variety Store, Beepats, National Hardware, and a local doctor.last_img read more

first_img0Shares00A massive star in his native Chile, Alexis Sanchez will be the subject of a film about his life © AFP/File / RHONA WISESANTIAGO, Chile, Aug 9 – Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez announced on his Instagram account on Thursday that a film about his life is due out in Chile next year.Sanchez is the biggest star of Chilean football and the epitome of a rags to riches success story. The motion picture entitled “Alexis, the film,” is “a story about a kid that did everything to achieve his dream,” according to the trailer published on Sanchez’s Instagram account.Production company Fabula, responsible for the Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” which starred Daniela Vega, is behind the film.Fabula said in a statement that children all over the country would be invited to audition for the lead role “based on unprecedented moments in Alexis’s life.”Sanchez, 29, will play himself as an adult.The film is due to be released during next year’s Copa America in Brazil, where Chile will be the defending champions.Sanchez, Chile’s all-time top goalscorer, joined Manchester United in January following spells at Arsenal and Barcelona.0Shares00(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more