Students of the Freeburg Secondary School are the recipients of a newly refurbished library space and reading room, thanks to Nulli Secundus, a youth group stemming from the Wortmanville Assemblies of God Church.
The group transformed the entire space, repainting the floors, adding shelves and tables and a fan to the area, and stocking the shelves with new books. All this activity was financed through fundraisers and personal contributions by the youths.
The youth group collaborated with Scotia Bank Guyana on this initiative, the company having pitched in by providing a number of chairs for use in the reading room.
This venture by Nulli Secundus forms part of its roster of 50th anniversary activities, as it seeks to make a contribution to the community that it gathers and assembles in.
According to the group’s coordinator Pastor Wilbert Lee, while they chose to begin with Freeburg Secondary because it is the closest to the church, this reading room project is only the beginning of more like it to come, as they will soon carry their goodwill onto the Thomas More Primary School and Dolphin Secondary.
Tiffany David, President (ag) of Nulli Secundus, encouraged the students present to read at every opportunity, leaving a bit of advice with them to continue learning in order to keep pace with the world; earn through hard work, dedication and character and return to their communities, in order that they may become “a positive catalyst in the world.”
An appearance was made at the handing over ceremony by acting Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, who commended the group for its initiative, commenting, that it is his hope that their actions will inspire others to contribute to the drive for creating the environment necessary for improving literacy.
“Education cannot be something confined to the delivery of a ministry alone, it cannot be confined to the home, it cannot be confined to the school.
But I believe when all the stakeholders come together and pull together, we will make that kind of impact that we want to make,” Hutson told the audience present.