The Railway View Parent Committee (RVPC) on the West Coast of Demerara has won the Rotary Club of Georgetown’s coveted Vocational Service Award for its literacy project.
A press release from Perception Public Relations said that the project is community-based and caters for children and adults living in the former squatting area at Railway View, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara and was founded in 2010.
The RVPC is run by community members and many of them are also struggling with literacy and are poor.
The award recognises that they have done something for their children against the odds, the release noted.
The group also runs a free community-based library (The Mirriam Wheeler Community Library), a small computer programme and other activities that are meant to foster development and community empowerment.
Members of the RVPC received the coveted award yesterday from Dr Claudette Harry at a simple presentation ceremony at the Georgetown Club.
It is an annual award that is presented for outstanding community service.
Approximately 60 children and 15 adults benefit from the services of the group. The parent committee is made up of parents of children in the classes who have come together to make a difference in the lives of their children and their community.
Classes are held four days a week, the release added.